How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! - Lamentations 1:1 (NIV)

Lamentations is a heartbreaking commentary on the state of Jerusalem after it fell to the Babylonians. Few people remained in the shattered city; the rest had died or gone into exile and had no one to comfort them.

I felt some of this pain when my church split. After so...

Today's Prayer
Almighty God, help us to bring our pain and sorrow to you. Give us the courage to lament our losses and tell you how we really feel. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Lamentations 1:1-7

Thought for the Day

God is big enough to bear my grief.

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