weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”
Most of you have heard the story. Some wise men show up in Herod's court and tell him they saw a star that says a king is born. Herod Freaks out and orders the execution of all young male children in the village of Bethlehem.
My eyes wasted away with weeping, my entrails shuddered, as children, mere infants, fainted in the squares of the Citadel. -Lamentations 2:11
Stop your weeping, dry your eyes, your hardships will be redressed. There is hope for your descendants, says the Lord. -Jeremiah 31:16,17