Ecclesiastes 7:2 “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart”.
When we comfort those who are going through sorrowful times, we are reminded of the shortness of life and the promise of heaven. These are moments that help us realign our lives with God’s will and purpose for our lives. We waste less time on the fruitless pursuits of worldliness and charge forward towards holiness and righteousness. The house of mourning sets in place the reality of that we are ambassadors for Christ and the world isn’t our home.
In Revelation 21:4 we learn that in heaven, God will wipe away every tear and never will sorrow come to His people again. Yet while we are on this earth, we will suffer times of sorrow. Our solid hope is in the Lord to comfort, sustain, and restore us in those day of sorrow.
Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Prayer. Dear God, I am mourning; send me Your comfort now. Wrap Your arms around me and hold me tight. Send angels of mercy to me. Shower Your comfort on me through those around me, and keep far from me those whose words and actions are no comfort. Amen.
“Then you shall call and the Lord will answer; you shall cry and he will say ‘Here I am’.” Isaish 58:9