not forgotten

Lamentations - 1

not forgotten

Lamentations 5:19-20 (JDV)

Lamentations 5:19 You, Yahveh, are enthroned forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.
Lamentations 5:20 Why do you continually forget us, abandon us for our entire lives?

not forgotten

The lamenter has no doubt that God is on his throne and that he will stay that way forever. He is omnipotent, and no power in the universe can change that.

But in spite of his theological awareness, the lamenter has a problem. He cannot understand why this almighty king seems to have forgotten the plight of his subjects. His complaint is that God has abandoned his people.

We might respond that God does not do that, and we would be right. But the issue at hand is that the lamenter feels like God has abandoned him. He has come to the throne because he needs to be reassured that his people are not forgotten.

Lord, we seek the same reassurance. Show us that we are not forgotten.

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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