Thursday, May 08, 2008
Jeremiah and Fruit
I'm currently reading in Jeremiah during my morning devotions. I love Jeremiah. A prophet of God who gets so down, he curses the day he was born, and even the man who announced his birth. Then he turns around and continues to do what God tells him to do.
It's wonderful how you can read the Bible again and again, and God will reveal something new each time. These verses from yesterday jumped out at me:
Jer. 15:19: ... if you extract the precious from the worthless, you will become my spokesman.
Jer. 17:7-8: Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord ... For he will be like a tree planted by the water ... and will not be anxious in a year of drought, nor cease to yield fruit.
I like the promise that we can produce even in times of drought. That does include drought of the creative mind, does it not?