I always love writing for Morning by Morning, partly because they always have such great writing prompts. Their latest series is on Biblical characters, and after a summer of reading Jeremiah (I’m still barely halfway through!) as part of a virtual Bible study, I knew exactly which character I wanted to write about.
Here’s a sample from my piece on Jeremiah as a prophet who models how we might sometimes need to approach evangelism:
“Reading Jeremiah slowly this summer has given me a lot of sympathy for the prophet Jonah. Like Jonah, I would be tempted to run away rather than bear such a lonely burden of proclaiming sin and judgment to people who may or may not receive my message. But when Jeremiah is assigned to speak judgment against his own people, he doesn’t run away. He speaks persistently in the hope that his fellow Israelites might acknowledge God’s faithfulness to them, and have God himself heal their faithlessness (3:22). They don’t listen. Jeremiah keeps speaking. The record of his persistence is the book of Jeremiah, fifty-two chapters that make up about five percent of the entire Bible.”
Read the rest at Morning by Morning.