THE STORY OF JESUS: Jeremiah 29-30
“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you.” (Jeremiah 29:7)
God’s followers have been dispersed throughout the world, mixed among the godless.
God’s dream remains to gather and establish His family in His kingdom paradise.
But for now, those that humbly love and serve live among those that don’t.
Whatever we do, we are not to organize a rebellion, nor hide in our holy huddles.
We are called to live in the world, but not to live like the world.
We are urged to bring God’s grace, mercy and peace wherever we go.
We are called to seek the peace and prosperity of our communities.
For everyone, not just the elite; for the rich and poor, strong and weak.
As we seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness, He will provide what we need.
God’s plans are not just for ME; He is offering hope and a future for all.
But they cannot know about it, or experience it, unless we show them.
Jesus sent His disciples to different towns to bring His peace (Luke 10:1,5).
Jesus has sent us where we are too, to seek the blessing of our neighbours.
Am I living for myself, or huddling in my church, or blessing my community for Jesus?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, every person I meet today is someone that You have plans for too. Help me to join You in caring about them, and somehow seeking their peace and prosperity.