"How the gold has lost its lustre,
the fine gold become dull!
The sacred gems are scattered at every street corner." - Lamentations 4:1
When things hit a wobbly in our lives, even the finest things seem to lose their lustre. This is what Jeremiah is getting at when he writes Chapter 4 of Lamentations. The suffering of the people is so immense that even precious items (gold, gems) seem to be dull. Materials things have lost their attraction and all the people long for is some hope.
"The miserable have no other medicine
But only hope." ~William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
Do you know someone who is facing a tough time at the moment? Perhaps we could be an answer to their prayers - maybe we could offer them the hope of Jesus.
Living in Grace