Blessed are those who mourn

Scripture references

Matthew 5:4 (ASV)

4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Luke 6:21 (ASV)

21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.


When Heidi found Constancia; a four/five year old who was raped and abandoned, she thought of what Jesus would do to the little one and did just that; she brought comfort to the little girl who was weeping and mourning.
As Hudson Taylor mourned the loss of his dear wife and two sons as well as the absence of the ones who were living, he writes beautifully about the deep comfort brought to him by the Lord during this difficult time. In his words, "No language can express what He has been and is to me... He who once wept at the grave of Lazarus often now weeps in and with me..."
Belinda Townsend finds warmth and peace in the Lord as she mourned the loss of her son - Benjamin, who committed suicide.
Nabeel Qureshi is astonished that God would bless him at all, let alone for mourning.
Geoffrey Bull, a prisoner of war, mourned the loss of opportunity for the Gospel in Tibet. But God poured comfort and peace into his mourning.