what crisis does

Lamentations - 1

what crisis does

Lamentations 2:8-10 (JDV)

Lamentations 2:8 Yahveh determined to destroy the wall of Daughter Zion. He stretched out a measuring line and did not restrain himself from destroying. He made the ramparts and walls grieve; together they waste away.
Lamentations 2:9 Zion’s gates have fallen to the ground; he has destroyed and shattered the bars on her gates. Her king and her leaders live among the nations, instruction is no more, and even her prophets find no vision from Yahveh.
Lamentations 2:10 The elders of Daughter Zion sit on the ground in silence. They have thrown dust on their heads and put on sackcloth. The young women of Jerusalem have bowed their heads to the ground.

what crisis does

The COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant health and economic crisis deeply influenced us all. A crisis does that. The crisis described here changed the faith of the nation of Judah. Even the prophets could no longer encourage them with a vision from God. The crisis changed the nation’s leaders. They were in mourning, and could not lead. The crisis changed the hope of the people to hopelessness. The young women of marriageable age bowed their heads to the ground, refusing to dream of a future life and family.

Lord, lead us out of our crises and to your cross. Restore our faith, our leaders, and our hope.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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