They refused to listen to God, and thought they would be safe. They were wrong.
War invaded their land. The people who had oppressed refugees became refugees themselves.
This was Judah. But could it be the same for similarly privileged nations today?
Even as I write this, I can hear the objections. I see them on my social media timelines.
“Don’t be so overdramatic. It will be alright.”
I am overdramatic, oversensitive, overwhelmed–all the “over’s.” This much is true.
But I look at Jeremiah–the prophet dismissed and reviled as a scaremonger. He was always in tears, weeping over the country, while everyone else said it was fine.
As Esther Emery says in her beautiful memoir, What Falls from the Sky, “I am a little too much for this world … but I am not too much for the Old Testament Prophets.”
Blessed are the overdramatic–for so were all the prophets of God.
I’m getting my preach on over at She Loves Magazine today – won’t you come over with me and read the rest?