Friday, July 21, 2023
Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
In this passage, Jesus is talking to those who suffer hunger, grief, poverty, and persecution, and yet still serve Him. The world has never been kind to those who love God, and just as the world hated Christ, they are bound to hate you too. But imagine a dad discovering that his child has been bullied and mistreated by their friends, all because they refused to disobey what their father had told them. Would a good dad not want to scoop that child up in his arms, wipe away their tears, and give them every happy reward they could? Blessed are those who suffer and endure, because the pain you put up with for your Father’s sake in this life will be rewarded overflowingly in the next life.