If “inheriting the earth” sounds good to you, then come to church this weekend. We are in part three of our series “Stressed to Blessed” based on the Beatitudes– the opening portion of Jesus’ most famous sermon. The Beatitudes teach us about the secret ways of God and the counter culture and counter intuitive attitudes and actions God blesses. Jesus said, Blessed are those who are gentle. […]
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:1-4 (NIV)
We generally associate mourning with the loss of loved ones. But there are a lot of losses in life that can cause sadness. You can lose your health, you can lose your job, you can lose your money, you can lose a dream. You can lose your marriage and your happy family. You can lose a friendship. And sometimes we even cause our own pain through poor decisions orbed behavior. Nevertheless, we serve God who wants to be there for us in our pain.