Another week has passed, and the world is seemingly getting crazier by the minute, the fight for civil rights and racial justice is in full effect. The Supreme Court made a landslide decision for the dreamers, and COVID19 is on an upswing. And then there are people’s issues, fear, and courageous acts. At times it may seem all a bit incomprehensible, in the book of Jeremiah 18 1-8 we are reminded that God is still in control. In these beautiful verses, God reveals to Jeremiah and subsequently to us an example, for us to hold on too by sending him to the potter’s house. When he arrives, God shares with him a simple and wonderful truth in verse 5-8 the word of God states, “Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does? Declares the Lord Like Clay in the hands of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if the nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.” As followers of Christ, we must realize there is always a warning; God loves us so much that He still provides a way out, Christ. The warning may come in the form of a dream as in (Genesis 20: 3-7), or a personal messenger (2nd Samuel 12) or a restless night as in (Esther6:1).
As you can see, God uses a variety of avenues to sound the alarm to his people. However, He does it; He will always provide us an opportunity to repent because He is a just God. His love for us is from everlasting to everlasting. His love for us is never changing, restorative, and aimed at reconciliation and not retaliation. When God is involved His goal is always reconciliation. When the heart of man becomes hard, his gold is still the opposite. As the world, as we know it continues to evolve, make no mistake, these events are no surprise to God, and change itself should be no surprise to us as human beings.
Over the years, we have gone from the creation of rotary dial house phones to cell phones. We have experienced the internet and the ever-evolving technological components of life. We are on track to see self-driving cars and other technologically advanced options that we only saw in movies. Continued growth is upon us. We are living in times of shifting and transitioning. The only constant is our foundation, which is in Christ that never changes. The Bible promises in Hebrews 13-8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.” So, when it all gets a bit overwhelming, run home to God. Allow Him to provide you with the comfort and reassurance of His love and commitment to you. He is the real potter regardless of what you see. And believe that He will ensure victory for His people.
Love you all, please continue to be safe, be kind to each other, and even if you waiver in faith still go home to God, Christ is waiting at the door. In fact, he will run and meet you.