Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston, New Jersey
4565 Route 27
PO Box 148
Kingston, NJ 08528

10/12/2020 ~Overview of “Into the Light, Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament”, the 2020-2021 Horizon Women’s Bible Study by Pastor Sharyl Dixon

Rev. Sharyl Dixon provides an overview of “Into the Light”,  the 2020-2021 Horizon Women’s Bible Study and the first chapter, The Heart of Lament. At the heart of a Biblical lament is the perceived absence of God, the realization of how empty life without God can be. Therefore, to lament is not an act of little faith but rather an act of great faith to cry out to God when we no longer feel God’s nearness. What this lament of God’s perceived absence does is to keep open the lines of communication. We cry out for God to be present with us in our current earthly situations. Even Jesus, on the cross, cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”