It’s been said the gospel exists to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted. Jesus promises that whatever the mortal source that causes us to mourn, we “shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Although suffering and sorrow may be inevitable for all, we can yet “break forth into singing” because “the Lord hath comforted his people and will have mercy upon his afflicted” (Isaiah 49:13). I hope this image can communicate the divine comfort available through Christ’s divine promises, help, teachings, and grace.
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