Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blessed Are The Mourners.

Matthew 5:4  "Blessed are the mourners; for they shall be comforted."

MB 9  "The mourning here brought to view is true heart sorrow for sin.  Jesus says, 'I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.'  John 12:32.  And as one is drawn to behold Jesus uplifted on the cross, he discerns the sinfulness of humanity.  He sees that it is sin which scourged and crucified the Lord of glory.  He sees that, while he has been loved with unspeakable tenderness, his life has been a continual scene of ingratitude and rebellion.  He has forsaken his best Friend and abused heaven's most precious gift.  He has crucified to himself the Son of God afresh and pierced anew that bleeding and stricken heart.  He is separated from God by a gulf of sin that is broad and black and deep, and he mourns in brokenness of heart.
      Such mourning  'shall be comforted'.  God reveals to us our guilt that we may flee to Christ, and
  through Him be set free from the bondage of sin, and rejoice in the liberty of the sons of God.  In true contrition we may come to the foot of the cross, and there leave our burdens."

Shall we leave our burdens there at the cross with Him?  It is such a relief to know that we have been forgiven and cleansed from all our guilt and sin.  Will you join me there?  Grandma Joan

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