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Seeking shalom in a strange land | Coming of Age
Text: Jeremiah 29:1-14
Speaker: Joel Miller
Disoriented. Unsettled. Uprooted. Displaced. Exile.
These are some of the words we might use to describe what these past two years have felt like. The pandemic years. Even if we personally feel a little more settled these days, our society is still feeling the effects. In our schools. In the workforce. In the economy. In our politics. Now a war in Ukraine makes it feel all the more uneasy.
Uprooted, Displaced, Exile.
These are some of the words that describe the people on the receiving end of a letter written by the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah is writing from Jerusalem, and his letter is going all the way over to Babylon, in the East, where his fellow Judeans have been exiled. The life they...