Prayer: Lord, your mercy is great. Thank you for keeping us from a full end with your saving power. Amen
Reading: Jeremiah 4: 11-12, 22-28 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
“For thus says the Lord: The whole land shall be a desolation, yet I will not make a full end.” --Jeremiah 4: 27
Well, the text for today is just chock full of doom, gloom, and destruction. Honestly, I read it through three times before I could find anything to grab onto for hope. There it was in verse 27. ...yet I will not make a full end. Thank goodness.
That's a comfort to know. It is always darkest before the dawn but a new day always begins and even at the end of our days here we have a new beginning in heaven. --Ruth Gates
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