The Lord Has Become Like an Enemy

Joseph Holbrook, Jr.

READ : Lamentations 2:1-10

In the first chapter of Colossians are these words, “in him [Christ] all things hold together” (v. 17). In our reading for today we read, “he has withdrawn from them his right hand” (v. 3).

People today are wondering the same thing as Jeremiah. Violent earthquakes, massive floods, powerful hurricanes, blistering droughts, and nations crumbling into ethnic and tribal slaughter.

What an awesome thing to realize that the hand that holds all things together has been withdrawn. People are turning to astrologers, to eastern mysticism, to New Age gurus in a vain attempt to find answers to what has gone wrong. In Deuteronomy, the foundation book of the Covenant, God warned that those who disobeyed His law will experience the very curses we see happening today.

Thank God that in so many places of our world people are turning from that which does not satisfy to the One who holds all things together. Not so much in Canada and the U.S.A., but in the third world, people are turning to Jesus in numbers that are exciting. Maybe a few lamentations are what we North American Christians


Dear Lord, we have acted as though You did not exist. And You are the only reason this universe holds together. Open our hearts to the wonder of Your love in Jesus. In His name. Amen.