And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, says the Lord.” vs. 20Jeremiah 15:19-21
Jeremiah did more than his share of lamenting in his short but storied career as a prophet in Jerusalem. The royals had paid no attention to his warnings and oracles and he was lucky to have avoided being stoned. But he never gave up! No matter how frustrated he became, his sense of call was greater. We continue to see and hear people like Jeremiah at work in our world. They have a strong and powerful conviction that the world is teetering on the edge of disaster unless humanity changes its ways. They paint an alarming apocalyptic picture of a warming world and tell us that climate change will bring unprecedented calamity. And even in the presence of overwhelming apathy they refuse to be silent! They’ll continue with their warnings and predictions even when it seems no one is paying attention. That’s how it is with prophets. Their call is from God and they are convinced that their message is precious and of enormous value to us all. They hope against hope that one day the tide will turn and a spirit of cooperation will unite humanity and the planet will be saved. We may not like hearing their words but we can be sure they’ll never stop speaking the truth that has been laid on their hearts.
Thought for the Day: Why are climate prophets ignored?