we watched from our towers

Lamentations - 1

we watched from our towers

Lamentations 4:14-17 (JDV)

Lamentations 4:14 Blind, they stumbled in the streets, defiled by this blood, so that no one dared to touch their clothes.
Lamentations 4:15 “Stay away! Unclean!” people shouted at them. “Away, away! Don’t touch us!” So they wandered aimlessly. It was said among the nations, “They can stay here no longer.”
Lamentations 4:16 Yahveh’s face has scattered them; he no longer watches over them. The priests are not respected; the elders find no favor.
Lamentations 4:17 All the while our eyes were failing as we looked in vain for help; we watched from our towers for a nation that would not save us.

we watched from our towers

In one of the Lord of the Rings movies, Pippin sneaks into the beacon at Minis Tirith and lights it, calling for help from neighboring regions. The steward of Minis Tirith had refused to light the beacons, believing that nothing could help.

The Lamenter recalls his people watching from their towers, but to no avail. In this case, there really was no nation to come to their aid.

Lord, forgive us and restore us. There is no one else.

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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