Lamentations 2:20-22. Pain: the Beginning of Healing – Part 3

Our reflections on the final 3 verses of Lamentations 3 are long as we attempt to work through some pretty painful things. But it’s a work-through that is important as we begin to look at prayer, petitions, and the needs of God’s people while in the midst of pain and sadness. Continue reading Lamentations 2:20-22. Pain: the Beginning of Healing – Part 3

Lamentations 2:1-10 Pain: the Beginning of Healing – Part 1

In today’s reflection of Lamentations we dive into the first 10 verses of chapter 2. Verses that reflect how God is systematically bringing about the destruction of his covenant Daughter. And while destruction IS taking place let us look deeper into what God is actually doing. Continue reading Lamentations 2:1-10 Pain: the Beginning of Healing – Part 1

Lamentations 1:17-22 Forgiveness: Taking Ownership or Pointing Fingers?

Our text starts off with a quick word from our observer (vs 17) and then verses 18-22 is the woman, once more, lamenting on what is going on – and yet there is a brief pause where she recognizes her own sins and her rebellion against God’s righteous ways (vs 18) – and it ends with verses 19-22 with her continued pleas to God. So … Continue reading Lamentations 1:17-22 Forgiveness: Taking Ownership or Pointing Fingers?

Lamentations 1:12-16 Sin, Destruction, and the Need for Redemption

What does it look like to sit in our own sins and dwell on them? What does it look like to recognize HOW we have been living and how God calls us to live? In today’s blog we continue through Lamentations 1 (12-16) and allow the woman to express her thoughts and feelings, in her own words, to the destruction that has befell her. And while we can sit and pass judgment let us not fail TO SEE US in the text too. Continue reading Lamentations 1:12-16 Sin, Destruction, and the Need for Redemption

Lamentations 1:1-11 A City, and People, Decimated by Sin

In this blog we’ll begin our time of Lamentations by not only reading the first 11 verses, not only working to understand why she is destroyed, but what lessons CAN WE learn. How do we read from her painful experience, look to the hope of what comes, and yet still understand the impact of sin in our own lives? Continue reading Lamentations 1:1-11 A City, and People, Decimated by Sin