In quiet moments

In quiet moments my thoughts will often shift to those who are struggling and hurting. These souls may be next door, miles away, and around the world.

Early this morning these words from Jesus came to mind from his Sermon on the Mount:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Blessed are those who morn, for they shall be comforted

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you

Matthew 5:3-12 ESV

Sadly, I realize that all of these promises may not be fulfilled in this world. But for those who believe, paradise waits for us in the next.

When on the cross Jesus said to the criminal next to him “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43)

May you have a blessed and peaceful Sunday πŸ™

17 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the beatitudes!

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    1. Thank you, Nora! So many people suffering, it’s a good reminder of better things to come.

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  2. Wind Kisses says:

    I know this by heart. And love that you sent it back to me. …and give glory to God. Thank you.

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    1. Awwww, thank you Donna! πŸ™πŸ€—

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  3. aussiebirder says:

    A beautiful reminder Lisa, that true joy , peace and happiness rests in all the opposite things to this world offers, and that in Christ we receive all of these blessings as we submit ourselves to him, and his alternate Christ-like Culture .

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    1. Thank you so much! Sometimes we need that reminder…

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  4. Alice says:

    Beautiful picture, it does seem so peaceful. Thanks for sharing it and the scripture, looking forward to that time.

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    1. Thank you, and yes, we are! 😊

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  5. Jeff Flesch says:

    A beautiful Sunday contemplation. Have a blessed week, Lisa!

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa!

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  6. Naomi says:

    This is beautiful Lisa. The promises Jesus spoke of are the world’s only hope.

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    1. Thank you, and I agree!

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  7. Jim W. says:

    very moving πŸ™

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    1. Thank you so much, Jim 😊

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      1. Jim W. says:

        🌷🌷 LISA 🌷🌷

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