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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Narrow, Difficult Path

Jeremiah 1: 4-6

4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. 6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet.  He wept because God had given him so much to say and no one would listen to him.  He was hated and ostracized, and thrown into cisterns and prisons.  He tried to quit prophesying but the words of God burned inside him until he uttered them.

Throughout it all, God was with him and rescued him from many tough situations.  Jeremiah told God that he was too young to become a prophet and that he did not know how to speak.  But God thought he was the perfect person to be His prophet.

The road God asks us to travel may be a narrow, difficult path.  But we do not travel it alone.  We travel with God.

May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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