Led to Lament // The Balm of Babylon // Jeremiah 24:1-10 // Jan 25 2015

Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.
— Aberjhani

God's favor and healing are given in the wounding of his people. Those Jews who went into the exile of Babylon received new hearts inclined toward the Lord. Likewise, as we are led into the pain of loss, God has and will incline our hearts toward him. Those who resist this descent into loss also resist the healing of God. For it is the very wounds of loss that make the heart whole. This is the balm of Babylon.