Blessed Are They That Mourn…

Mourning. 

We deny ourselves this opportunity. We try to clean up our lives and pretend everything is alright. 

Jesus painted a different picture. In the Sermon on the Mount, He proclaimed that those who mourn are blessed, because they will be comforted. He wasn’t afraid of the mess. He wasn’t afraid of the real pain that comes with grieving, with mourning, with running in to the pain. He came here to come near to those who were broken, and to show us to do the same. 

Tonight I got news that a dear, dear friend of my family died in his sleep, taken by the cancer he has been battling for some time now. 

I am in mourning, many are. He was a very kind and gentle man who took me in and made sure I was ok while my family was crumbling, and has continued to see himself as a sort of father in my life as I’ve grown and become and adult. (more…)

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Jesus, I Need You – Original Song…

when my strength has failed me, and in my weariness i am undone

when all i thought i knew comes crashing down and i am overcome

when darkness surrounds me, i’m broken, on my knees, i cannot run

Jesus, i need You, i need You

i need You right now, please come (more…)

Published in: on September 19, 2010 at 6:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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