Sorrows Gain Their Comfort
There is hope in the Kingdom of God.
Those who have faced the dire straits of life will be comforted and every tear that has ever been shed will be accounted for. This verse is part of a long list of adjectives describing the Kingdom of Heaven. There is a simple reason for their constant communication and announcing! The Kingdom has a nature about it. If you are an inhabitant of that Kingdom, you receive the benefits of that kingdom.
What do those benefits look like?
Most often they are the counter of our current predicament. Particularly from the negative and intense feelings of hurt/suffering, to peaks of joy and freedom. The benefits describe Heaven pretty much! The words in the Greek for “shall be comforted” is: παρακληθήσονται and describes how we will be exhorted or encouraged. This is the description of comfort, you will be uplifted and find release from your current predicament and stress. God promises through his Son to do this. Now who will discredit any statement made by God himself.
If anyone says they’ve never suffered or never felt sorrow, or never grieved about anything in particular, they’ve just lied to you. We all face these thing and sometimes it can feel like the end of the world. However the difference is both in this life and definitely the next we will find the peace we are searching for. Jesus had a habit of demonstrating this very message he preached! “Go report what you hear and what you see.” (Matthew 11:4) These are signs of the restored earth and the Kingdom of God being currently at hand. Miracles and every other amazing act of God during and post-Christ are all signs of the Kingdom of God being currently at hand. Why do you think Jesus made a point of healing blindness, deafness, the lame, the outcast, you/me? These are all people he desires fellowship with, and they have a moment to see that world and know his mercy and love. This is our collective message as a Church: There will be peace from every grief and from every pain. Hallelujah (Praise the Lord)!