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."
(Retelling of Jeremiah 1:4-10)

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