Day 219

Today’s Reading – Jeremiah 1-3

The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “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.”

“Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”

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. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.

Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”   Jeremiah 1:4-9

The book of Jeremiah begins with the call of Jeremiah by God to become a prophet.

This call will be important to Jeremiah.

There will be times he wants to quit, but remembering this moment will sustain him.


Think back to the days of your childhood and playing games on the playground . . .

Remember how good it was to be picked?

Remembering that he had been picked by God was able to sustain Jeremiah through the difficult times.

Maybe you were never picked to be on the team . . .

So remember that like Jeremiah, you have been picked by God.

You have been chosen chosen.

Live that call in your life.

Tomorrow’s Reading – Jeremiah 4-6


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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