Beauty in Lamentations?

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That sounds kind of counterintuitive on the surface, doesn’t it?

Actually the Lamentations I’m referring to is the Book of the Bible by that name. One of my favorite passages from Scripture can be found there. I find it to be such an uplifting, succinct statement of God’s love for his children.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning.

Sometimes images I’ve captured lend themselves nicely to a visual interpretation of beautiful verses, like the one you see below.

Side note: I’ve been spending quite a bit of time at the New Hampshire coast at daybreak over the course of the past few years looking for colorful sunrises. Due to the cold temperature of the ocean this far north (even in summer), it’s not that often that we get the kind of mixture of clouds and open sky that make for “keeper” images.

The¬†photo below resulted¬†from one of those mornings that didn’t lend itself to making a great image. Even when I know I’m not going to be able to take home a superior capture, for me watching the sun rise on a new day never gets old. And this passage from Lamentations is often on my mind as I watch the scene unfold before me.

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