Jeremiah had the difficult task of watching his nation be overrun by the Babylonians. Many people lost their lives and and the Temple was destroyed. Yet in the midst of all this God comes to him with a word of hope. God offers a reminder of a promise made long ago, a promise which God had not forgotten. God promises come to us in the midst of difficulty as well, and sometimes we wonder why God seems so slow to act. Jeremiah's hope would eventually be fulfilled in the life of Jesus Christ. God proved faithful. God remains faithful today and we should cling to hope even when it seems things are falling apart.
December 4, 2019