The concluding chapter of the prophet Jeremiah tells about the destruction of Babylon, the evil capital of the Babylonian Empire.  Their kings were always out to destroy God’s people.  Babylon will fall, but also so will Jerusalem, described in the final chapter.

I call your attention to a hymn of praise in the middle of all these terrible things that are being predicted.  It’s a song of praise about the power of God. It’s very important for us to remember God’s goodness and power when things around us look difficult…maybe even when they feel a little like a city under siege!  But our God is powerful because God is alive and filled with the whole energy of the universe…not like the lifeless idols who pretend to have power but which have none.

Jeremiah 51:15-19

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
The exalted are humbled 51:1ff

This is Holy Week, 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…