Friday, April 1, 2011

Faithful Friday Faves: Lamentations

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

One-two punch...Jeremiah and then Lamentations. It is not so hard these days to imagine a society declining from prosperous and peaceful to shattered and broken. Folks who had amenities in their society finding themselves without the resources to which they were accustomed.

Natural disasters, warfare, terrorist attacks...they've all proven to us over the years that the veneer of civilization is very thin. Lamentations is a powerful and sobering look at a post apocalyptic society.

And yet.

Just about right slap in the middle is a ray of sunshine in a dreary landscape:

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself,"The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. -- Lam. 3:21 - 26

1 comment:

  1. "Because of the LORD's great love, we are not consumed..."

    Beautiful passage!