David K has been leading the Adult Forum via Zoom. Today, we discussed some lament psalms. David wrote this lament in response to our current times.
Lament in the Time of COVID-19
Why Lord are we afflicted with this deadly infection?
This plague sweeps through our cities and towns,
Infecting young and old, rich and poor, all nations and races.
Our churches are shuttered.
Restaurants, stadiums and theaters are closed.
Our hospitals are filled with the sick and dying.
Those on the front lines risk their lives to protect us, to feed us, to keep us alive!
We are shut in our houses.
You feel so far from us, O Lord!
Yet we know that you are with us, even in these terrible times.
You are at the sick bed, in the intensive care unit and in the morgue.
You ride with the paramedics, with the firemen and with the police.
You watch over the grocery clerk, the factory and warehouse worker, those who deliver food and necessities to our doors.
Take this terrible affliction from our lives.
Inspire scientists, physicians and other working on cures and vaccines.
Give us the strength we need to persevere and recover.
We especially ask your help for (…)
For you are great, O Lord.
Awesome and mighty, nothing is beyond your ability
You even sent us your son, Jesus, the Messiah, that we might be reconciled to you.
We sing your praises, O Lord.
Separately now, but soon we will be together again.
Because you have blessed us with a wonderful community and given us your grace to share with all.
David K has resumed the Adult Forum on Zoom on Sundays at 9:30 am. The Bible study will be on the Psalms. To participate, please send David an email at firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday, and he will email you a Zoom invitation.