Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn

The loss of a loved one is a devastating event for any of us.

The grief we experience is overwhelming, we don’t know which way to turn, we feel lost and we feel alone. Each of us who mourn are blessed to be comforted by God.

The pain of a loss will never go away completely, but in time it will fade to a tolerable level and peace will be restored to your soul. This journey we walk is one we never have to do alone. God is there to love us, to comfort us, to hold us and to bring us peace.

There is no right or wrong way to mourn. In Eastern cultures of Biblical times, mourning was emotional, external and not quiet. Many times mourners were hired to weep, wail and carry on.
We have all been to funerals where there are those who don’t believe and therefore may not be comforted. There is comfort for some but not for others.

As we believe, we mourn and we are comforted.

The Reverend Deacon Sheila Plant
, St. Luke’s Burlington.