August 12: Tisha b’Av

Israel mourns

The God of Israel so loves Israel; He calls her the “apple of His eye.”  Try to imagine how His heart must break to watch His Beloved suffer.  Like a loving parent who must discipline a child, He knows what is best despite His personal pain.

 Lamentations 5:15-18

The joy of our heart has ceased;

Our dance has turned into mourning.

The crown has fallen from our head.

Woe to us, for we have sinned!

Because of this our heart is faint;

Because of these things our eyes grow dim;

Because of Mount Zion which is desolate,

With foxes walking about on it.

Jerusalem Model-Second Temple Era

Jerusalem Model-Second Temple Era

 

by joanie

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