“Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger. 13From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.” Lam 1:12-13
Jeremiah lamented over Jerusalem which was once full of people, but became a widow. He lamented over Judah who had gone into captivity. He had such a deep grief in his heart that he is called the weeping prophet. This sorrow he experienced was above human sorrow. This sorrow came from the Lord. For the most part we understand there is a love beyond human proportions. It is a supernatural love that can only come from God. Have you ever asked God to grant you to love as He loves? There is also a sorrow of supernatural proportions. A sorrow God has for His lukewarm and backslidden church. I have not been so quick to ask God to grant this sorrow to me. I need to ask Him, you need to ask Him. God, give us a burden for your church, one that keeps us in the altar of prayer for your people. Let us feel what you feel. Amen!