March 4, 2015
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Jeremiah 3:6-18

Upon reading this passage from Jeremiah for the first time, one might find the language a bit strong. But this oracle is a prophetic warning. As you read on you might be overwhelmed with the sense of the destructive character of sin. But wait, read on farther and see what the Lord has planned for the errant Israelites whom He created and loves. God promises a wise shepherd to lead them to be reunited with the Him who will gather them back under His wings.birds-of-north-america_t4868

What God promised for the Israelites he has also promised for us. When we are lost in sin we have the Son to shepherd us, to help us find shelter under our Father’s wings. Why wouldn’t you run to that shelter?

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,

who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,

Say to the Lord, “My refuge and fortress,

my God in whom I trust.”

God will rescue you from the fowler’s snare,

from the destroying plague,

Will shelter you with pinions,

spread wings that you may take refuge;

Gods faithfulness is a protecting shield.

Psalm 91

 

© 2015 Donnie Hawley

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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