Comfort Them That Morn
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:18
“To proclaim  the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:2-3
We all need comfort from time to time and in no small measure when we mourn together as a community, as a church, even as a nation. Grief and sorrow that cones with the death of a loved one or the sudden mass murder of many lives at one time strikes at our hearts in ways we cannot anticipate. In such time as these we can call on the name of our Lord in our grief and He will hear us and send us comfort and peace. Then with the comfort we have been given we can give comfort to others in their time of sorrow and bring the same hope that anchors our souls.
Jesus is coming again and with Him shall be the scepter of righteousness and peace. In His Kingdom reign there shall be no more tears, no more grief or sorrow, no mourning or sadness. Every tear will be wiped away and joy shall be restored.
Think on this Word today. Let your attention be turned to Him, to hear and receive his Word and rest in His promises, to know and be transformed by His loving presence.