Ever had a bad day that just kept getting worse? First, you’re driving to work and a crazy driver cuts you off when trying to merge. Oh, how I wish there were no crazy drivers…
What about the cubicle next to yours that blasts annoying music everyday? Oh, how I wish there were no annoying music playlists…
What do you wish for? What do you long for?
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
We tend to see mishap in our lives through the lens of, everything happens for a reason, instead of as a result of choices. At times, our choices can lead to mishap. Let’s look at it this way; Our sin can lead to mishap. Are all mishaps a result of sin? If we look to Adam and Eve we can trace death, pain, war, etc. back to the original sin. The problem with sin is that our culture is numb to it. We aren’t aloud to judge or correct moral issues/problems. The above passage says that those whou mourn are blessed..
This blessed(ness) isn’t a temporary feeling, rather it is a state that comes from knowing/responding to Jesus’ substitutionary act on the cross. Our mourning should be deep felt longings for forgiveness of our sin. This longing/mourning to Jesus for forgiveness will ultimately lead to our comfort in Him.
Do we mourn?