Matthew 5: 1: And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3: Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4: Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5: Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7: Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9: Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12: Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
When you meet Jesus, you meet blessing. Pure and simple, He is a blessor, especially of the underdog.
I remember my 50th birthday. Hey, it wasn’t that long ago, give me a break. So many blessings were received. A business trip to a great site coincided the week before. A group at work attended an NBA game. My youngest son and I attended a hockey game. Family celebrated at home. My oldest son was able to be here, though for another reason. My pastor and others called and encouraged, “Disfutas cumpleaños.” (Enjoy your birthday.)
All of this was in the middle of a horrible and tragic sickness and rapid death of a family member living in my home. While my home was grieving it was celebrating. Daily the situation of the family member became worse. Daily, my Father pulled out another blessing to make sure his son had a good birthday week. While that grief sat heavy, the blessings were rich. In the middle of our mourning, God is faithful to bless us unrelentingly. These verses hold daily and moment by moment meaning.
It is an honor to attend a loved one in the process of death. Yet, it is tough. Receiving special touches from the heart of Jesus give life and strength and blessing for the moments. Appreciate those blessings no matter the struggle.
ACT! Find somebody who needs a blessing today and give them one. You may be holding the exact blessing from the Father that can turn the tide of pain for them. Release it.
PRAY! Father, I receive Your blessing from Jesus to me.