Daily Reflections

Time to Weep

March 7, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

In those days and at that time . . . the Israelites and Judeans will come together, weeping as they come, and will seek the Lord their God. —Jeremiah 50:4

In Psalm 137:1, the Jews wept over their sin that resulted in the exile to Babylon. They grieved over the memory of what they had lost, what had taken place in their homeland, and what had happened to the temple of God.

What causes you to weep, to grieve, to wail, to make lamentation? Is it your sin? Do you grieve when you see the Church coming under attack? As you weep, remember this: we’re not home, but we’re headed there, to a place where there will be no more weeping. “Weeping may stay overnight,” Psalm 30:5 tells us, “but there is joy in the morning.”

When Psalm 137 was written, the exiles were finally back home in Zion reflecting on their years in Babylon. Today we’re sitting in Babylon longing for Zion. But one day we will finally be home looking back. We can anticipate with joy today what lies ahead in our eternal home, the city of God.

Make it Personal

What is it that causes you to have deep grief as you look at our world today?