Wednesday, September 07, 2016

WOYWW: Blessed are They who Mourn

Step one- trace a picture on to the 
Bible page with carbon paper and a 
Ballpens that does not work. 

Here is the traced image. 

After painting, I outline with a dark brown pencil. 

"Blessed are you who mourn, you shall laugh." Luke 6:21

I read about this lady named Hu Xinglian. She is a professional mourner, a "kusangren", who is hired to ensure that a Chinese funeral is noisy with cries and wailing. She even comes with her own sound system, six members of her band and multi colored spotlights. After all the impassioned sobbing, there is a lot of festivities. I do not think this is what Jesus had in mind when He pronounced, "Blessed are they who mourn..."

I think if we can see deep into the heart of God, there is a lot of grief. Grief over the many sins and failures of man. And so, if we want to connect with our Father, we should grieve and mourn for that which He grieves and mourns over. Our personal sins. The sins of our leaders. The wars in our country and in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, etc. The number of lives lost to abortion, cancer, drug addiction, broken marriages. But after all these, God promises comfort, consolation, yes even joy. In Revelation 21:4, the promise is, "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." 
Yes Lord, even as we grieve for these "former things", we look forward to the day that there will be no more pain. Thank You for Your promises, and the truth we can depend on. 

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. what a great way to transfer an image to your Bible... Have a great week. Helen #1

  2. Awesome idea to transfer photos that way. Have a great week Vickie#5

  3. I never thought of that! Fab tip. Thanks. Elaine no. 16

  4. going to try that transfer. thx for the tip, Happy WOYWW Vicky #11

  5. Beautiful artwork! Hands are so hard to draw but you managed to do it perfectly! Enjoy your week! zsuzsa #25

  6. Patsy, as always, your artwork depicts your very heart for our Father in Heaven! I love this page! I certainly agree that we can be so very thankful to our Father for His promises and His Word that is truth in life to our very bodies that we can be secure in as believers! Thank you for your words of encouragement! :) Blessings, Felicia #43


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy