Day 228

Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 32-34

 

This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time.
Jeremiah 32:14

 
This is a really a strange action considering all that is going on.

Jeremiah is under ‘house arrest’, the Babylonians are at the gates, and Jeremiah has again declared there is no hope of rescue.

The Babylonians are going to take over and cart the people off into captivity and slavery.

While that is going on Jeremiah buys some land.

Really? Are you nuts? What a waste of money?

Not so fast . . . Jeremiah also knows and trusts in the promise of God.

There is hope.

Not hope that the circumstances of this day are going to change, but that this is not the future that God has planned.

Jeremiah’s action is an act of hope – a declaration that things will be better.

Now, cue Annie . . . “The sun will come up tomorrow . . .”

Tomorrow’s Reading – Jeremiah 35-37

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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