“There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, ‘Come, let us go up to Zion, to the LORD our God.’”
Holy Spirit, let me be a watcher today. Help me call others to a personal encounter with God’s mercy and grace.
Jeremiah, the ‘weeping prophet’ spent his life among the stiff-necked people of Judah. Despised by nearly everyone, he relentlessly prophesied the same message of warning and compassion for 40 years. Surrender to God’s will and be restored or resist God and be destroyed. This life-long, emotional message is captured in the Book of Jeremiah, which forecast Judah’s fall to Babylon, but also glimpsed a far-flung future of restoration by God’s mercy and grace. A time when watchmen no longer look outward for possible enemies, but inward as they stand on hills and call the people to a personal encounter with their God.