What Jesus Did! 'A Time of Weeping' — Luke 6:21b

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"What great blessings there are for you people that are crying now! You will be happy and laughing."
— Luke 6:21b NLT
Illustration of Luke 6:21b NLT — "What great blessings there are for you people that are crying now! You will be happy and laughing."

Key Thought

Sorrow is inescapable. Sooner or later, sorrow will touch each heart. Sorrow at the loss of a loved one, sorrow over the world's evil, sorrow at the gross inhumanity of people, sorrow at the world's rejection of God's grace, or sorrow because of persecution for righteousness' sake will not be forgotten. God will not allow a single teardrop to be forgotten. He will wipe away every tear and have our sorrow swallowed up in the joy of his presence and in our victory over sin and death at Jesus' coming. God's blessing awaits all who bear the pain of righteous sorrow.

Today's Prayer

Holy God, sorrow touches many a heart today. Please be near and make your presence known in the life of everyone of your children who sorrows. I know that sorrow is part of our earthly travels, but please encourage us, your children, with the presence of your Spirit and the promises of your great joy that awaits. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Revelation 7:13-17
  • Matthew 5:4
  • Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.