At a time when it is darker and colder and wetter, the Lord speaks of new life and hope..
See, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks – when I am going to fulfil the promise I made to the House of Israel and the House of Judah:
‘In those days and at that time,
I will make a virtuous Branch grow for David,
who shall practise honesty and integrity in the land.
In those days Judah shall be saved
and Israel shall dwell in confidence.
And this is the name the city will be called:
Where in your life – or the lives of those around you – is hope most lacking?
What in the Gospel helps restore a realistic hope?
How might you and others play your part in bringing that hope founded on the Gospel to fulfilment?
Jeremiah from the French Church, Leicester Square, London. (c) 2007, Allen Morris