Jeremiah 9:1-2 NIV 2011
“Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people. Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people.”
Jeremiah 1:4, “The word of the Lord came to me…” Jeremiah is oft referred to as the weeping prophet. God called him during the final five king’s reigns. He publically proclaimed Judah’s destruction and their eminent exile. One commentator wrote, “When God called him, he received a six-fold task, to ‘pluck up and pull down,’ to ‘destroy and overthrow,’ and ‘to build and to plant.’” His tears reflected his angst due to Judah’s disobedience. Psalm 119:136, “Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.” God is our Weeping Prophet.
God used men and women of godly character to be His messengers in both the Old and New Testament. I know the same is true today. Evangelists, pastor, missionaries and others have each been used to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. When I look at our nation and how far we have drifted from God, I pray daily we will once again be “one nation, under God, indivisible.” I hear, “Repent, respond and return.” He weeps for us.
What changes does He desire of us?