"Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?" Lamentations 1:12
When any friend or family member suffers a tragedy or dies it is right and necessary to grieve. The Book of Lamentations was written by the prophet Jeremiah after the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonians. It records the stunned, dazed, heartbreaking sorrow and shock that he felt at the defeat of his nation.
Jeremiah had given his life to warning the people of Judah of the disastrous consequences of their sin and rebellion. He had done his very best to save Jerusalem. The book of Lamentations speaks to all those who have suffered the trauma of seeing their nation occupied by enemy forces.