Days Without Number

“Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.” [Jeremiah 2:32 NIV]

Photo by Patrice Dufour

When I read through the later prophets, the ones just before the exile and even during the exile of the Jews, I feel a sense of brokenness. God loves His people with an everlasting love, a love that goes beyond every treachery they can dish out. But, I cannot say, after reading these prophecies, that their rejection does not hurt Him. Indeed this one chapter of Jeremiah is filled with frequent ‘whys’.

In the same way our heart cries out when we are betrayed, or if we lose someone we love, the Father’s heart says ‘why’. When He had done everything possible to win her heart, why did she still turn to others? Why did she find wood and stone more interesting than the Living God? There’s even a ‘where did I do wrong?’ Are all His efforts in vain?

As I think about it, how often are we the ones asking ‘why’ of the Lord? Why do You put me through this? When are You going to heal me, or fix my problems? How long do I have to wait for You to answer me?

Do we ever stop to listen? Perhaps He is saying the same things of us? Why do you continually turn your back on Me? Why do you forget Me, days without number, and only turn to Me in times of need? How long do I have to wait for your love? Does a Holy and perfect God deserve to be treated with disdain?

As for me, I will worship Him today, with all my heart, and all my soul, and all my strength. You?

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Published in: on 13th August, 2012 at 10:29 am  Leave a Comment  
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