Tag: the prophet jeremiah

What a Blessing a Few Days at a Ranch Can Be!

In Saturday’s First Reading from the Prophet Jeremiah we read, I will appoint over you shepherds after my own heart, who will shepherd you wisely and prudently. – Jeremiah 3:15 How fortunate I have been to recently spend some time at Rafter 7 Ranch,… Continue Reading “What a Blessing a Few Days at a Ranch Can Be!”

God Desires that We Be Free from Fear

Sunday’s first reading is from chapter 23 of the Prophet Jeremiah. We are again reminded that God desires for us to be safe and free from fear. We can be free from fear and anxiety when we rest in God’s love and desire for… Continue Reading “God Desires that We Be Free from Fear”

The Reluctant Prophet also Gives a Promise of Hope

It may have seemed to his listeners that Jeremiah, whom they called “Terror-All-Around”, had nothing to offer but bad news. But in today’s reading from the 31st chapter of the Book of Jeremiah we read: Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, proclaim… Continue Reading “The Reluctant Prophet also Gives a Promise of Hope”

A Prophet’s Job Surely Isn’t Easy

In Friday’s reading (Jeremiah 20:10-13) for the 5th Friday in Lent, the Prophet Jeremiah was sure having a bad day. Of course, if we read the entire book attributed to him, we’ll see that he suffered ridicule and persecution for more than a day.… Continue Reading “A Prophet’s Job Surely Isn’t Easy”