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Matthew
  
4Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Psalm126:5; Revelation7:17)


The second ring of the bell of God’s love concerns those who mourn. Christ says full of compassion for them, “Do not weep, for a new era has begun. I overcame through my sacrificial death all reasons for distress and sorrow. The Spirit of God will come upon you and comfort you. This Holy Spirit is your peace and your hope” (Ephesians 1:14). The sorrow of your heart, no matter how big, is overcome by the joy and comfort of heaven. Christ gives certain hope to our sorrowful world; so rejoice, thank and be glad at His great salvation. Our songs and hymns of thankfulness and praise will overcome the deepest sorrow. Wait for the near coming of the Lord, as then He will fulfill our glorious hope. God will wipe away every tear from our eyes (Revelation 7:17; 21:4; Isaiah 25:8).
The happiness of heaven consists in being perfectly and eternally comforted. The joy of our Lord is “a fullness of joy and pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11). It will be doubly sweet to those who have been prepared for it by a “godly sorrow.” Heaven will be a heaven indeed to those who suffer on earth. It will be a harvest of joy, the return of a “seed-time of tears” (Psalm 126:5-6); a mountain of joy, to which our way lies through a vale of tears (Psalm 30:5).