God in a pocket

Jeremiah 23:23-29;
Psalm 82;
Hebrews 11:29-12:2;
Luke 12:49-56

“Am I a God near by, says the Lord, and not a God far off?”
Jeremiah 23:23

There was a land of great beauty and promise, flowing with milk and honey. And people wandered there, struggled through the wilderness to get there, were surely led by God there. The people came to form a nation where the stranger would be shown hospitality. They came to build a holy land where children could laugh and play without danger and old people rest and remember in safety. They came to build a just community where the able could work for fair wages, the sick receive care and the frail eat their fill. All of that was promised in this land that God gave to be a light to the nations.

 

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