Matthew 5:4 (NASB)
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
As I talked to my husband that morning about the concepts for this painting, he was saying something about 'blessed' meaning lucky or fortunate. At first, I could not follow his thoughts at all. But then I recognized the idea of being in an enviable place in life. It still seems like that could NOT be what was meant here, but, after all, I think it was! Many of Jesus' teachings seemed crazy to people of His day, and I bet this was one of them.
Here is the verse in another version: Matthew 5:4 Amplified Bible (AMP) Blessed and enviably happy [with a happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His matchless grace] are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted!
6" x 6" acrylic on watercolor paper