HOPE THROUGH LOVE
Date: 7/08/2012 03:14 - Subscribe
Lamentations 3 opens with a torrent of nasty events
the author has suffered, for which God is to blame.
God has seemingly ignored cries for help and brought about
bitterness of loss of happiness. Then a sudden turn in verse 21
leads us to today's passage as the author recalls, "The
steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,His mercies never come
to end" (v,22)
Sometimes life feels like that torrent of nasty events. Several years
ago our family suffered the loss of one family member after another
to cancer, three in three years, topped off with a house fire. We
hardly had time to recover from one tragedy before the next one struck.
In these circumstances, it is easy to become bitter, blame God, and
cry out, "Where are you?"
But when the torrents diminished and the carnage is assessed, a song
comes the mine about weaving the hope of a new tomorrow. And
suddenly we recall that, yes, God's love is steadfast and His mercies
God, thank you for remaining faithful even when life seems impossible
and you feel far away. Amen
(From Covenant Home Altar, dated July 2, 2012)
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