"Good News, Bad News" - Lamentations 2:1-22 (Advent 2017: Lamentations - Tidings of Comfort & Joy)

Moving into chapter 2 of Lamentations, we are once again confronted with the pain and agony of the author's lament. Due to the crushing fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC, Lamentations 2 is filled with all sorts of news: painful news, bad news, and good news. In all of its poetic pain and beauty, there is one person that the author holds responsible for the unfolding chaos: God. How do you respond when you discover that God is your enemy? What do we have to hold on to? In judgment and in blessing, God is faithful to His covenant word.