Blessings and Woes 4: You Will Laugh
It happens to all of us. The question isn't "if", but "when" will it happen. Grief. Mourning. Sadness. It takes a hold of us, sometimes when we least expect it. Today Terry looks at Luke 6:21, Jesus is telling us that we are blessed, those of us who mourn and are dealing with any number of tragedies, because He tells us there is hope, there is laughter, there is smiling on the other side. As we hear the words of Jesus, let the thought that He is the ultimate encourager, the One who blesses us through the sadness, and see His smile as He speaks.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.