Jeremiah 9 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
Why Are You Crying?
Her face was covered by a blanket and I heard the sniffles from the back seat. Why are you crying? There was something obviously wrong with one of my daughters. “I didn’t have any dinner” she mumbled softly. “All I had was Cheetos and some pork.” That’s not something to cry about I laughed. I quickly pointed out that she did have dinner but I caved and got her a sandwich.
You know in life there are times that we all need a good cry. Times that bring so much sorrow in our life and then our only response are tears.
In the Prophet Jeremiah’s day, the people of Judah were not listening to God’s word. Their hearts seemed like they were already set in a rut and there was no turning back to God. They sinned treacherously, they had broken their covenant with God, and had refused to turn back to Him with all their heart, like the Lord commanded. For that reason, God was going to punish His people by placing them into captivity. Unrepentant hearts, wicked sin, and refusal to accept God’s word caused the prophet to cry for Judah. Then, about 600 years later there was another sent one from God (Jesus) and HE (Jesus) will weep over Jerusalem.
Now here is the question: What brings tears to you? Is it the sin of others? Is it the unbelief of billions around the world? Is it the eternal fate of those people that live in China or Africa. Or maybe family members that haven’t yet had a personal relationship with Jesus. Why are you crying? For the prophet Jeremiah is was the sin and the coming destruction of the people that he had been sent to. What about you?