The prophet Jeremiah has been extraordinarily called into his mission at a very young age. God makes it clear that He has tenderly created him in the womb, as He does all children, with a purpose to right the wrong of society. Jeremiah is launched into a culture that has developed a rebellious heart toward God. Certainly that causes tremendous distance between God and His chosen people, but that same defiant heart causes ungodly distance between one another, leaving the poor to be abandoned. As we speed through Jeremiah, be attentive to how often the prophet gives us a foretaste of the Gospel message that’ll come from Jesus, some 600 years afterwards. For sure, social justice is not the entirety of the Gospel, but any Gospel proclamation without social justice is dreadfully lacking. Jeremiah will give us vision to see that the way to a culture flowing with justice, compassion, and mercy is for the culture to grow closer to God. Being close to God amounts to having a heart for the marginalized. Having a clean heart with God always includes having dirty hands as we get to work with those that are otherwise neglected.
How are you fearlessly fulfilling your calling to go to ‘the least of these’?
- Pray for the Prime Minister, Premier Kenney, Mayor Iveson, your MP, your MLA, and any other government officials God brings to mind.
- Pray for Dave Schneider, our Youth Ministry Pastor.
- Pray for Karen Alksne, our Congregational Life Intern.
- Pray for our Congregational Life Pastor, Mike Bartusek and his family.