When I’m with one of my kids, I realize what a blessing the youth are. They challenge us with fresh and new perspectives, taking into account all that they’ve been taught. The prophet, Jeremiah, was a youth when God called him to speak up. He took into account what he had been taught, (saying that he was only a youth). In essence, God told him, “it didn’t matter- I’m the one calling you to speak”!! It takes courage to fly in the face of tradition. Did we do this when we were youths? Why does it surprise us when our children walk the God- ordained path set before them? – Teresa #chosen #uniquelyHis
Jeremiah 1:1-2:30 English Standard Version (ESV)
1 The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, one of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, 2 to whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, and until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the captivity of Jerusalem in the fifth month.
The Call of Jeremiah
4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” 7 But the Lord said to me,
“Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’;
for to all to whom I send you, you shall go,
and whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Do not be afraid of them,
for I am with you to deliver you,
declares the Lord.”