Blessed [are] those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)
When God created the world and everything in it, it was all very good. Genesis 1:31 (MSG) God looked over everything He had made; it was so good, so very good!
Then He put Adam here and gave him charge. Adam committed high treason, he sinned and handed himself and all of creation in the world to suffering and mourning. But thank God for the plan of Redemption in the Word that became flesh and made His home among us, this Jesus who died on the Cross, rose from the dead and sat at God’s Right Hand. What Adam plunged all of us into, Jesus came to pull us out of.
1 Corinthians 15:22 (GNT) For just as all people die because of their union with Adam, in the same way all will be raised to life because of their union with Christ.
There isn’t a single human being on the planet that hasn’t encountered or experienced suffering and sorrow of spirit mind and body in one way or another and to a certain degree. This has nothing to do with what we have done or not done, it’s simply because of our union with Adam – we all came from him. Likewise every one of us who are in union with Christ can experience and enjoy comfort, healing, and fullness of joy.
We have God’s assurance that for all the suffering and mourning humanity has gone through there’s comfort and joy from heaven in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Included in the mission for which He came into the world is comfort for all who mourn. Isaiah 61:2 (MSG) God sent me to announce the year of His Grace–a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies–and to comfort all who mourn.
Suffering and mourning are God’s enemies because they hurt and destroy His beloved children and creation.
The harshest and most cruel mourning is that due to the death of a person more so a loved one. When Jesus died and rose from the dead He conquered death and made possible the resurrection from the dead for all of us. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (AMPC) Now also we would not have you ignorant, brethren, about those who fall asleep [in death], that you may not grieve [for them] as the rest do who have no hope [beyond the grave]. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will also bring with Him through Jesus those who have fallen asleep [in death].
The expectation of the resurrection of all who die brings comfort to all who mourn. 1 Thessalonians 4:18 (AMPC) Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.