On my homeward commute in DC, as I change from metro to bus, I pass by the Third Church of Christ, Scientist, on the corner of 16th and Eye St NW. There is a large banner proclaiming the words of Jeremiah 29:11:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
This promise is one that Yahweh makes to Israel in anticipation of the end of the Babylonian exile.
“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile. (Jer. 29:12-14) Read more