Today’s message arises from Jeremiah 31:27-34, where the prophet reflects on momentous change. “The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah” (Jeremiah 31: 31). The situation in Jeremiah’s day was that the Jewish people had been taken prisoner to live in the conquerors’ land of Babylon. This Babylonian captivity aroused deep reflection about who and what it meant to be Jewish. The comforting thought is that God listens to the cries of the oppressed. But all is not normal or convenient: God is advocating fundamental changes that theRead More →