Uh, What?

This week’s Bible reading from Jeremiah 32 has a whole lot of “times are tough . . . blah blah . . . buy some fields . . .  blah blah . . . make the transactions all legal . . .  blah blah . . .  protect the deeds so they last . . . :”

And then one great line at the end.  “Houses and fields and vineyards shall again be bought in this land.”

Things are tough – but better times are coming.

It’s a theme that runs through all the Bible.  God creates, we mess up, God restores, we mess up, God restores, we mess up . . .

Things are tough – God restores.

In this weeks reading the restoration is about land.  Notice that the land isn’t taken by force.  It isn’t taken away from someone who is now without a place.  The land is purchased with an eye on a time of restoration coming.

There is something comforting about having a place.

A place to rest, a place to be safe, a place to gather, a place to be welcomed.

Do you know a place like that?  How are you offering a place like that?

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