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Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people.
Jeremiah has been called “The Weeping Prophet.” In this scripture passage, he laments on behalf of the people in chapter eight, verse twenty that the harvest had passed, and they were still not saved. They had run from God their Maker, but in a real sense, they were a nation under siege. They had expected the Egyptians to help them and save them from their oppressor and it hadn’t happened. Consequently, Jeremiah said, “Since my people are crushed, I am also crushed” (Jeremiah 9:21a).
This passage resonates deep within my heart. During our ministry here in South Florida these many years, often there have been seasons of rejoicing, yet in the same sense, my heart is broken for the people I minister to on a regular basis. So many are lost with no understanding of Christian faith whatsoever; others have a mind for faith but seem to embrace “religion” more than Jesus. I’m thankful to the Lord that He has given me many experiences of spiritual renewal in my life. I certainly know this, the times I’m most effective is when tears come quickly for those I’m called to. This mission of loving people like Jesus loves us is not a JOB; it’s a calling. I am also aware that I’m in my stormiest of trials when I think I’ve got this and don’t really need the Lord. It’s in those times that I’m most often reminded of Jeremiah, “The Weeping Prophet.” Quickly it’s back to my knees until the tears come. That’s when I know I’m in a safe harbor.
I’ll stay this AM until the tears come. That’s when I know I’m safe. Amen