(photo by Derrick Hinman)

words from Jeremiah
(for then and now)

The land trembles and writhes for the Lord’s purposes.  
The Lord God almighty is His name.  

“Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumors are heard in the land; one rumor
comes this year and another the next.  There are rumors of violence across the earth,
eyewitness reports of one ruler against another.  Foreigners have entered the holy places,
but the days are coming when I, the Lord, will punish them all.”  

For the Lord is a God of retribution.  The enemy will be put to sleep forever and never
wake up again. The Lord’s judgment reaches to the skies, it rises higher than the clouds.  
But God has vindicated us and will carry out His purpose.  
Many who are rich in treasures will be cut off.

God made the earth by His power, He founded the world by His wisdom and
stretched out the heavens by His understanding.  When His voice thunders
the waters in the heavens roar; He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightening with the rain and releases the wind from His storehouses.

Those without knowledge of the one true God, Jehovah, are fools.  
They are frauds and might as well be dead because they have no
breath in them.

(based on Jeremiah chapter 51)