Lent is a time devoted to several emotions our 21st-century world avoids at almost any cost. Because of this, Lent is hard to market. It’s best described as a slow, somewhat painful walk.
Around 2,500 years ago, a prophet called Jeremiah embarked on a similar journey. After years of warning people of a coming exile, he then walked the journey into exile with them. Despite this, his overall message is one of hope: “Exile is coming, but return will follow. The in-between won’t be easy, but God will bring his story to completion.”
The book of Jeremiah has a lot to teach us today about how we deal with the moments in life when God seems absent and how to find surprising hope. We invite you to explore various imagery throughout the chapters as we discover God’s message for His people in seasons of waiting.