Ragamuffin thoughts and faith in the raw.
A United Methodist Certified Lay Servant (aka Speaker, aka Preacher) blogging the Revised Common Lectionary as a spiritual discipline, with other random thoughts thrown in.
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Monday, January 28, 2013
When Jeremiah Was a Tadpole:
(Jeremiah by Donatello)
The Lord said to me: "I knew you before you were, and before you were even born I sanctified you as My sacred implement - I made you My prophet to the world."
But I said to the Lord: "Me? I'm not a public speaker! I'm only a kid. they won't listen to me.."
God answered me: "Don't say 'only'! You'll go where I send you and say what I tell you. Don't be frightened, we're in this together. Does that sound like you're 'only' a kid to Me?"
The Lord touched my lips: "As I once breathed life into you, I have now filled you with My Spirit and My Word. From now on, I place you in authority over rulers and governments, to lift up those that are just and tear down those that are not. You are My builder and My farmer."