Thursday, April 10, 2014

Blessed Are The Meek

The greatest teacher of all time, Jesus Christ, proclaimed in His famous Sermon on the Mount "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." (Matt. 5:5) 

I don’t know what comes to your mind when you hear the word meek but I know I used to think that meek and weak rhymed because they were interchangeable.  The Greek word for "meek" does not mean weak but rather strength under control.

Like a powerful steed that is under the control of its riders reins.  A meek person has all the emotions and ability to lash out and vent but who is able control themselves in all ways. True meekness is a submissive and trusting attitude toward God and others.  

The perfect picture of someone who lived a life of true meekness is Jesus himself but when I think of someone who I have had the pleasure of being a pastor to that exemplifies meekness, it would be Dianna Folland.

Today in a memorial service  at 4pm, we will celebrate her life and the life everlasting promised  to her by her Savior who blessed her with the most gentle of spirits.

Your pastor and partner in ministry,

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