A funeral song written for the fallen city of Jerusalem (@paulblakey)




Lamentations – a funeral song written for the fallen city of Jerusalem – tackling the question “why do we disobey God?” In chapter 5 we turn to God – ‘who reigns for ever, whose throne endures forever from generation to generation!‘ Each year within the Jewish tradition this book is read to remind all Jews that their great city fell because of their stubbornness and sinfulness.

I guess the events last week in Paris (and every time we watch the news) will lead many to ask the questions and make the statements similar to those in Lamentations. When people seemingly kill in the name of God or religion or kill others because they follow a different faith. Is it God who has moved or deserted us or is it our stubbornness and sinfulness that has moved us from God and we that have deserted him?

God is love – he has stockpiles of loyal love that will never run out. He is the judge, not us. How much better would this world be if we centred everything around Him? Love your enemies – even when….

A tough life, a hard life, but a God life!

Lamentations 3:22 – 33:

God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He’s all I’ve got left.

God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,
to the woman who diligently seeks.
It’s a good thing to quietly hope,
quietly hope for help from God.
It’s a good thing when you’re young
to stick it out through the hard times.

When life is heavy and hard to take,
go off by yourself. Enter the silence.
Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions:
Wait for hope to appear.
Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face.
The “worst” is never the worst.

Why? Because the Master won’t ever
walk out and fail to return.
If he works severely, he also works tenderly.
His stockpiles of loyal love are immense.
He takes no pleasure in making life hard,
in throwing roadblocks in the way:

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I am Paul - founder of Street Angels, CNI Network and Love Your Streets #Do1NiceThing. I am from Halifax in Yorkshire and married to Jean from Larne in Northern Ireland. I am passionate about social action, social media and making the difference...