Up from the Mud Pit

The mean king of Babylonia wants to come and take God’s people away as hostages. They have a great and powerful army. God sends the prophet Jeremiah to warn the people that their ways of not obeying God would bring disaster upon them.

So nasty was the Hebrew king that when he gets the message from Jeremiah which God had commanded him to write on a scroll, the king takes the scroll and throws it into his fireplace where it burns up. How dumb! Jeremiah just sits down and writes the scroll again…with some more bad things that are going to happen. After this, Jeremiah is put in a dungeon, and finally in our chapter, is thrown down a huge pit in the ground for water; all it has is mud on the bottom. Yuck! But just like the patriarch Joseph in the book of Genesis, Jeremiah is saved from the pit.

Jeremiah 38:1-20

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer

Faithful while suffering 38:6ff

This is the First Week in Lent, Year C
Mondays in Lent are dedicated to the prophet Jeremiah.

Seasons of Grace – A Calendar for 2019

Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet.  More information…