opened up your letter…

Posted: March 12, 2008 in life
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it’s been an exciting old time in my head.. lots of fun things to think about and get excited about- ideas for mum’s birthday present buzzing round my head, new material bought and inspiring me to just go and make lots of things.. chatting to people about art workshops and then talking about my favourite things- communities, cafes, people and art. ahh. its been a good old time.

i’m reading my way through Jeremiah right now. just got to chapter 29 today, that’s the one with the famous verse: for i know the plans i have for you, declares the lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

but its all so much more exciting in the context of the whole book… Jeremiah has been telling these people to turn away from their evil and go back to God and the Babylons have just been given the whole area, all the people and God has said that he’ll look after and prosper everyone who is exiled to Babylon, but that those still in their own cities will be destroyed.. doom and disaster. but God is faithful them, he promises over and over that if they turn back he will change his mind, stay his hand, but they ignore it… i’m so like that a lot of the time. but God says, to those exiles in Babylon; in that time if you pray i will hear you, if you search for me wholeheartedly i will be found by you. i will be found by you declares the lord and i will bring you back out of captivity. (bible-gateway has it more accurate than how i remember it)

its awesome that God promises to be found by us if we call on him wholeheartedly- we are to grow and prosper in this land that is not our own- we are strangers and aliens in this place, it is not our home, yet we can live full good useful lives, and i for one would like to claim that promise.

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