Word of the Week

Encouragement for Today

When I arrived home after a burial service yesterday for Grandison Jones at Arlington National Cemetery, I found myself thinking about this text. Though the service was a kind remembrance of him, it was sad to see tears running down the faces of long time members of Washington Plaza. It was sad to see how deeply folks had been touched by his passing.  There are many folks within our fellowship who are still deeply grieving.

Lamentations 3

21  Yet this I call to mind
       and therefore I have hope:

    22Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
       for his compassions never fail.

    23 They are new every morning;
       great is your faithfulness.

    24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;
       therefore I will wait for him."

    25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
       to the one who seeks him;

    26 it is good to wait quietly
       for the salvation of the LORD.

The Lamentations writer tells us even in life's greatest tragedies, there is always hope!

This passage as long been one of my favorite texts. It is gem of promises that remind us to keep coming back to God's care and concern for us, no matter what circumstances of life bring our way. May you find peace in such a beautiful promise!