The Poor in Spirit…. Mourn…. Meek…. Hunger and Thirst…. Merciful…. Pure in Heart…. Peacemakers…. Persecuted – which is pretty much all of us at some point in our lives.
When Matthew records one of Jesus’ most quoted and talked about sermons, he reminds us all how fortunate we are to have a Savior that understands us and blesses us in our most difficult moments.
My mother passed away in 2021 at the ripe young age of 100. She went through a lot. Born into the depression era, there are few of us today that understand the difficulties that came along with managing life in the late 1920s and ’30s. There was mourning, hunger, thirst, and many felt persecuted. But her attitude toward it all was accepting and grateful for the community of people that came together to help one another. They were truly blessed.
We live in a society that covets ease, comfort, and pleasure. The Christian life is not that. In fact, once we surrender our lives to Jesus our unseen enemy comes calling, to derail all that God has in store for us.
Happiness is not promised. Joy is our quest. Blessed we are, despite our circumstances. Thank God for that blessing today.
And that’s the Memo.