Lenten Devotional 3/21/19

March 21, 2019             Jeremiah 4:9-10, 19-28         Rev. Erin Counihan

I’m not sure why….
Okay, actually, I know exactly why,
But I wish it wasn’t so,
I wish we didn’t need these kind of threats.

I wish we could trust wisdom and guidance.
I wish we could accept good and faithful teaching.
I wish we didn’t need God’s terrible, emotional, raw appeals,
Warnings, really.
I wish we didn’t need God to scare us
To be convinced
To change.

And so I hear these cries.
“My anguish, my anguish,
    I writhe in pain!

Oh, the walls of my heart!”

I hear them.
In us.

And still,
we need it, though….

Prayer: Lord, help us listen, help us to hear, help us to change. AMEN.