“We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ”Blessed are they that mourn.””
C.S. Lewis quote
“Blessed are they that mourn” What a random thought to be blessed for mourning. I wounder if you have ever thought about the ways people in your life mourn? I don’t think that the Lord was only speaking to death in this verse. Death is a tragic and a unspeakable suffering especially if you have never been the one to lose the spouse, child, friend. Each of these people are an intricate part of a family and the perspective person mourning them will do it in there own special way… In my opinion (and as always if you are reading my blog you can click it off…if you don’t want to read what I have to say.) there is no “right” formula when mourning. As much as all of the self help books are telling people there is no rule book on how to mourn “properly”… God made each of us unique he purposely made us, it was not an accident so why would anyone think that everyone should or can mourn the same? I wounder if we all took some time to think about things people mourn if it would change the way we treat others?
If you continue to read the rest of the verse it say’s “for they will be comforted”... The Lord is amazing this is the one thing that is true for everyone… Even in times of turmoil, and sorrow… If you turn to him you will be comforted.
One of my dearest friends in the whole world her name is Meghan. This verse reminds me of her she has been fighting the battle of cancer with her son Felix for the last three years… I am sure that the carpet by her bed is worn thin by her knees as she knelt there to pray for her son. Because when she needed comfort she went to the Lord, she is a prayer warrior and Felix is being blessed his fight with cancer is almost over!!! He will receive his last treatment in January. The Lord has been so good and so faithful in the healing and protection of this little boy.
As I am typing this Meghan’s Dad Bill is lying in the hospital… Bill just got diagnosed with a extremely rare form of cancer. Bill is not married and Meghan will be his advocate through his battle. She is amazing and has learned so much through her battled with her son that she is the right person for this job… You know something the night that he got diagnosed she went home and went to the word and sought comfort… She is mourning there is a loss here. The loss of a healthy dad and grandpa. The loss of security that he will not be there to see the grandkids grow up.
I am asking you to add Bill to your prayer list. And Meghan as she learns to advocate in the “grown-up” world!!!
~Special note you to you Meg….
I have had the blessing to watch you bloom into the most amazing capable advocate and caregiver. You have instinctive insight and instant understanding to the information that get presented to you. You are wise and everything you do is purposeful. The special relationship that you have with your dad is only going to get strong through this time. Don’t ever doubt that you have the ability to achieve anything that has been placed before you.
~Now put on some funky jewelery, pull that hair up, go get some Thai food, put on a documentary and remember…
I LOVE YOU