April 12, 2020

A reflection on Jeremiah 31:1-6 by our Assistant Program Director, Angie Smith

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Happy Easter dear friends!

Today is our last day of daily reflections, thank you for reading these. It has been a joy reflecting with all of you.

Now, for our final reflection, we are going to focus on the second half of verse 3, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” The people have been exiled, they have wandered through the desert they have built idols of gold, they have been held in bondage- through all of it God has continued to love the people.

Throughout our reading of Matthew during the Lenten season, we’ve seen the disciples Jesus miss the mark, betray Jesus, deny Jesus, and doubt the resurrected Jesus. And yet, God continued to love them.

That everlasting love is for us as well. We miss the mark, we deny Jesus, we doubt our resurrected Lord. These words were true for our ancestors, they are true for us, and they will be true all future generations. Amen.

 Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!