Devotional taken from Max Lucado. Enjoy.
Those people who know they have great spiritual needs are happy, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them —Mat_5:3
[God] promises [sacred delight]. And he promises it to an unlikely crowd:
- “The poor in spirit.” Beggars in God’s soup kitchen.
- “Those who mourn.” Sinners Anonymous bound together by the truth of their introduction: “Hi, I am me. I’m a sinner.” …
- “The merciful.” Winners of the million-dollar lottery who share the prize with their enemies.
- “The pure in heart.” Physicians who love lepers and escape infection.
- “The peacemakers.” Architects who build bridges with wood from a Roman cross…
- “The persecuted.” Those who manage to keep an eye on heaven while walking through hell on earth.
It is to this band of pilgrims that God promises a special blessing. A heavenly joy. A sacred delight.
The Applause of Heaven