Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This passage from Jeremiah 29.1-7 is a letter that was sent to the exiles in Babylon. After being sent off to Babylon Jeremiah sends this letter to the exiles instructing them to put down roots. That even in the midst of oppression and chastisement they were to bloom. They were to be like a cactus flower. They were to be a people that thrive in a place that does not feel like home. Do you ever feel like you are not at home? Have you ever made a determined effort to find your place in a community that made you feel out of place?