Today is a reflection day.
We are just about to finish with the book of Jeremiah. He is known as the “weeping prophet.” Indeed, much of Jeremiah is bleak and foreboding, wearing a dark mood that aligns with the depth of the sin of the people in his time. We, too, live in a time of great sin, and the warnings of Jeremiah should resonate for us and our nation. The news we see and the brokenness of the people around us are pretty convincing. We are in big trouble. But, in the midst of the weeping of this prophet, there are also words of promise. One verse that I underlined is this:
‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.(Jeremiah 32:17).
No matter how brokenhearted we might be, no matter how hopeless things can seem, nothing is too hard for our great God! Whenever we are discouraged by some item on the news – outraged even – we can turn to the Lord and know that He is able to fix it. Praise the Lord!
in Him, Mike