Yesterday’s post about plans for reading Jeremiah should be companioned with an understanding of lamentation, for lamentation is a liquid ribbon of sorrow through out the book. Lamentation — (Heb. ginah, an elegy or dirge. The first example of this form of poetry is the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam. 1:17–27). … More Lamentation, Jeremiah’s Companion
Sometimes, God has to use a 2×4 to get our attention. Read Psalm 80 and 102 Psalm 102 is a personal lament prayer of one who is afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. It captures some of the emotion that many of us are feeling during this time … More Friday, Day 6, A Lament from a Spiritual Desert
Friday Musings Psalm 102:1–7, 12-14, 18-19 (ESV) A prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; . let my cry come to you! 2 Do not hide your face from me . in the day of my distress! . Incline your ear … More When Pain is the Avenue to Beauty
Original Musical Composition by Aubre Schoenleber to Accompany Poetry Project Read Psalm 16 Suggested by a Reading of Psalm 16 Part of the Poetry Project A Miktam. Nobody knows what Miktam means. It only occurs in six places (Psalm 16, 56-60). One interesting note is that each of the psalms it appears in breathe an atmosphere of lamentation … More To Mourn Well: Why We Lament When We Are Not Lame
Friday is for Heart Songs I just got off the phone with a brother in Christ who is a stage 4 colon cancer patiently living on miracle time. He is a man learning how to pour out his heart to God (Ps. 62:8). He is also an inspiration and this week we will interview him … More What Does It Mean to Pour Out Your Heart?