Today, we are reading Lamentations 2, 3, and 4. Even though the name is “lamentations” and bible scholars traditionally attribute this book to the “weeping prophet” Jeremiah, we will still find cause for joy! What’s your highlight from today? Here’s mine:
Lamentations 2:8 MSG says the “stones wept” – in Luke 19:40 (we’ll get there sometime, I promise!), the Bible tells us that rocks will cry out in praise. God will get a reaction from somewhere, if not from us.
Lam. 3:22-23 is familiar to us:
“I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed. I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there’s one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left” (Lamentations 3:19-24 MSG)
I like how the MSG translates 3:21 “I keep a grip on hope”. After chapters 1 and 2, it’s hard to imagine hope – BUT GOD. With God, there is always hope.