Today's Mental Image:
Weeping The Message
Lord, Give Us Eyes To See Our Weeping Prophets!
God's sorrow was expressed in the form of a prophet who spoke, suffered, cried, and was ignored, but who never gave up, who kept speaking until there was nothing left.
Beyond A Diagnosis of Depression -
Jeremiah, The Weeping Prophet
-For Judah, there was Jeremiah, the weeping prophet. Not only one who could speak the message, but one who could weep the message, whose very life symbolized God's love for Judah and his unwillingness to give up his people. God's sorrow was expressed in the form of a prophet who spoke, suffered, cried, and was ignored, but who never gave up, who kept speaking until there was nothing left.
by Henry Neufeld
Commentary by Webmaster
In our day - in America - inside our churches - on the streets, we need Christ followers who weep the message. We need believers and ministers whose very lives symbolize God's love for America
and his unwillingness to give up his people in America.
Instead, we get brazen declaration of safety,
superiority, a God ordained beginning.
We sound too much like the recipients of Jeremiah's message.
We, God's people, treat our messengers too much like Judah's people treated Jeremiah.
We live our lives too much like the "believers" did in Jeremiah's day.
We ignore the consequences of our sin and ostinancy.
Because we have an assured end,
We declare a present glory that will save us
and ignore the on-earth punishment that is already over taking us.
We will meet an even more certain destruction as churches,
as people, as a nation, if we persist in our
Is that the price we are willing to pay.
Is that the price we are willing to default upon our children,
our lost society, our culture, our nation. Devastaion.
because as believers
somehow we will make it to heaven.
If that is all that matters
then why Paul's warning in