September 8, 2009: In the Well

Posted on : Sep 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Still Speaking

For I know the plans I have for you, says God, plans for your prosperity and not to harm you, plans to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

I’m always filled with a sense of reassurance when I read these amazing words in the book of Jeremiah. It reminds me that God is not a distant God, who is absent from our every day lives, but that God indeed cares and is concerned about our everyday lives. It’s even more amazing if you consider the context in which these comforting words were written. Verse 11 forms part of a letter that the prophet Jeremiah wrote to the Israelites while they found themselves as exiles under one of the most inhumane, authoritarian regimes in the history of the world (The Babylonian Empire). small business start up homely.