Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15. V 6 “Jeremiah said, “The Lord spoke his word to me. “
Jeremiah was not popular as he had told the King he would lose the upcoming battle. He was in prison, but the Lord predicted what would happen, that his cousin would come to him and ask him to buy land. This happened. Jeremiah also followed the Lord’s request to buy the land. Popular or not his belief in God was such that he not only listened to what God said to him but followed it up with action.
Nothing has changed for us today. It is not enough to listen to what God says. Our actions must show others that belief too. God put ordinary people in difficult situations. He is still doing that today. We don’t have to feel comfortable with making a stand for what we believe in. But we are called to action.
For some that will mean donating to help those suffering due to the war in Ukraine, some will have a passion for families living in Canada from Syria, others will listen to God calling them to be kind to a friend at work.
Orange Shirt Day
This week Friday September 30th is Orange Shirt Day a time to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission made the following calls to action in 2015 . The 94 Calls to action can be found here. It is an ongoing process.
#80. We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
Spread the word to those you know about the reconciliation event in Ayr. Details can be found here.