Safety or Suffering?

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Thus Jeremiah receives a call from the Lord to be a prophet. This verse is comforting – it reveals a God who is in control. Despite my best efforts and the illusions of control I create, life has a way of bringing me back to reality. And the reality is, I’m not in control. Serving a God who sees everything and never takes his hand off the wheel is freeing. But there’s another, more sobering, lesson to learn from the call of Jeremiah. Being a prophet for the Lord is seldom a glamorous job. Though he may find listening ears from time to time, the work comes at a cost. Often that cost is very near and dear to the prophet. Jesus reminds us “A prophet

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