Sunday June 28, 2020
Pastor Steve Clark preaching
READ Jeremiah 29:1-14 and REFLECT: This text tells about a letter the prophet sends to the community of Israelites now living in the foreign city of Babylon, taken there as captives when the Babylonians defeated Israel and turned Israel into a vassal state. Imagine what it feels like to be a virtual prisoner in the empire that has defeated your own country. What are you feeling and thinking? What are you dreaming about and hoping for? How are you feeling about your Babylonian neighbors? What is your reaction to the prophet’s claim that God is telling you to stop pushing back against your situation, to just settle down, settle in, and make yourself at home? How does that fit with what you have believed about God?