17 Apr 2007

While We Weep … For VT

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Hebrew Bible, Kingdom, Prayer, Suffering
While We Weep … For VT

How deserted lies the city, once so full of people!
How like a widow she is, who was once great among the nations!

Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are upon her cheeks.
Among all her lovers there is none to comfort her;
they have become her enemies.

Remember, O LORD, what has happened to us;
look and see our disgrace.
Our inheritance has been turned …
We have become orphans and fatherless,
our mothers like widows.
We must buy the water we drink;
our wood can be had only at a price.
Those who pursue us are at our heels;
we are weary and find no rest.

Joy is gone from our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning …
Because of this our hearts are faint,
because of these things our eyes grow dim …
You, O LORD reign forever; your throne endures from
generation to generation.
Why do you always forget us?
Why do you forsake us so long?
Restore us to yourself, O LORD,
that we may return; renew our days of old
unless you have utterly rejected us
and are angry with us beyond measure.

Lamentations 1.1-2; 5.1-5, 15, 17, 19-22

Clapton and McCartney Weeping

8 Responses to “While We Weep … For VT”

  1. preacherman Says:

    Amen brother!

  2. Gallagher Says:

    Amen! May our weeping draw us closer to God and cause us to seek souls greater.

  3. Dee O'Neil Andrews Says:

    So terribly tragic, and interspersed with the news this morning about VT (on CNN Headline News) are scenes from the Mary Winkler trial and the story of her nine year old daughter’s testimony yesterday against her mother.

    How terribly sad and tragic it all is.

    God help us all, we pray . . .

    Thank you for the lament today, Bobby. It’s fitting.

  4. hamiam Says:


  5. Josh Says:

    The tragedy is numbing to say the least. I’ll never understand how one man can kill 32 other people without being stopped.

  6. Bob Bliss Says:

    Bobby, Thanks for the video of Clapton and McCartney. While My Guitar Gently Weeps is my favorite song on the Beatles’ White Album and all time favorite George Harrison song. I think it is a classic. Clapton is also a favorite. I liked him best when he was with the Yardbirds and then Cream.

    Now that I have done the lighthearted comment, I too have been following the tragedy at VT. With our daughter and her family just minutes away it is a situation that draws me even closer emotionally. This world brings sorrow and weeping but God brings joy and gladness. He truly is great. Lamentations seems particularly appropriate for this time.

    I had not heard anything lately about the Winkler trial. Dee is right about “how terribly sad and tragic it all is.”

  7. Gardner Hall Says:

    Lamentations is the book that came to mind most after 9/11/01 and seeing the smoke rising from lower Manhattan.

    Such tragedies seem to produce a temporary pause in the maddening rush away from God. For a short time a few may pause to consider our tenuous hold on life and need for God. But, such contemplations are short-lived for most.

    Thanks so much for your thoughts.

  8. F.deSales Says:

    Yeah…. I thought of that song for my own post on the terrible day of weeping. It’s been a favorite of mine for many years. Still, I could not get Ashokan Farewell out of my head, so that was my choice.

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