Lenten Devotional: Tuesday, April 9
For thus the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me [Jeremiah]: “Take from my hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it.” Jeremiah 25:15
Can one imagine what it was like to be Jeremiah? Think of him standing on a hill or walking a by-way, staff in hand, speaking God’s words to his friends and countrymen of pain and doom because they had not obeyed God’s laws. What a lonely job being a prophet—“a voice crying in the wilderness” (John 1:23).
We the people have not learned much from this Biblical time. We too as a nation seem to be turning away from God’s words and love. Some even wonder if our nation is doomed. Our Prophet Jeremiah will probably be heard on Twitter!
What can we do on a personal level? We can go to Psalm 121, and let the words of the psalmist sit on our hearts. We can ask for God’s protection, and be confident in His love and steadfastness. “The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.” (Psalm 121:8)