22”Let all their wickedness come before you;
deal with them
as you have dealt with me
because of all my sins.
My groans are many
and my heart is faint.” (Lamentations 1:22)
Yesterday our reading plan led us through the end of the Book of Jeremiah. Today we began Lamentations, another book written by the Prophet Jeremiah. Here he “laments” over the Israelites and Judaens for their misguided living and sinful ways. God has told Jeremiah that He will punish His chosen people and we will read about the prophet’s most personal thoughts, as apart from the first Book of Jeremiah where the prophet is translating God’s spoken word. This book is a beautiful reflection of a man plugged into the Holy Spirit, who poured his life and soul into trying to save his heritage, only to have them turn their backs on him.
Our country is lamenting over the tragedy in Afghanistan that is unfolding before our eyes. The horrific suicide bombing yesterday was a reminder of the evils that exist in that country that could come back to thrive again once the Taliban have full control with no one in country to challenge them. The Holy Post offered amazing insight and wisdom into how anyone can help the people of Afghanistan in tangible ways. Watch/listen to that show below.
While so much heartbreak is happening in the world today, this song by newcomer Cade Thompson is a perfect reminder that there is a bigger picture, and a better hero than any we can find here on Earth.
Also, click here to read the newest words of inspiration and wisdom from Goodness Gravy Boats. I love that blog.
Reading plan: 2 Timothy 2:14-26
Deeper reading plan: Lamentations 1