Lament in a Time of Pandemic

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How do we survive this pandemic? Through lament or grieving.

One of the reasons the Old Testament Israelites were able to endure so many calamities was they knew how to lament. When their crops failed or they were defeated in a war, they would gather together to grieve. That is why there are so many laments in the Bible, including more than a third of the 150 psalms. There is even a whole book called “Lamentations.”

For the rest of the article, click here. The writer is Dr Rico Villanueva, an EAST visiting faculty who teaches Old Testament and a Regional Commissioning Editor for Langham Publications.


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