Hope in Exile

prayers of my heart, a collection of articles and writings by C. Alicia Randolph

The last several Sundays, I have been preaching from the Jeremiah texts, the weeping prophet that warned the Hebrew people about the exile they would experience in the days and years to come. They had been warned many times about living justly and lovingly as God instructed them to do, but they didn’t listen, and they had to take the consequences.We are like that at times, perhaps more times than we would like to admit. We know what God has instructed, we know what we should do, but we fall short of the mark because we want things to turn out the way we want them to, not the way we know that God wants them to. We too, must face the consequences, even if we are repentant, even if we are forgiven.

I have been thinking about exile for a long time and very seriously over the last four…

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