Category Archives: Lamentations

But This I Call to Mind . . .

Lamentation. Not a word that’s used very much in everyday language. Maybe because it’s something no one really wants to experience, or even think about, in everyday life. But we’ve become kind of familiar with it as a family. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Expose to Restore

Jeremiah’s eyes flowed with tears. As he stood amidst the ruins of what was once the splendor of Israel, he was overwhelmed with sorrow. The prophet could not contain himself as the Spirit of God upon him was overwrought as … Continue reading

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Sorrow With A Divine Perspective

Started in on Lamentations this morning. Not exactly your “pick me up” book. Jerusalem, what’s left of her, is empty. Once the apple of God’s eye, she now is the subject of scorn for the nations. The princess has become … Continue reading

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A Little R&R

The reality is that there’s not too much to stoke the fire in Lamentations. After all, it’s . . . well, it’s a lamentation . . . a dirge, a wailing born out of mourning. This really isn’t the morning … Continue reading

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The Lord Is My Portion

Quite literally it’s a bit of color amidst prevailing black and white . . . and grey . . . so very much grey. I’m in Lamentations . . . not a particularly inviting title . . . not a … Continue reading

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Beyond the Devastation

Devastation . . . that’s probably as good a word as any to try and capture the context for Jeremiah’s five poems which make up the book of Lamentations. If I try to imagine what it would have been like … Continue reading

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