“And Jeremiah said, ‘The word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle is coming to you, saying, ‘Buy for yourself my field which is at Anathoth, for you have the right of redemption to buy it’” (Jeremiah 32:6-7).
Nothing seems more foolish than going through the legal processes of buying a parcel of land already seized by the Chaldeans. Such is the nature of hope; it has greater faith in the future of God’s sovereign purposes than it does the prevailing crises of today. Jeremiah desired to inspire the people not with just another sermon, but in the routine transactions of daily life. In times of uncertainty, what do those with whom you intersect daily see in you? An unshaken hope and confidence for a better tomorrow? By our daily actions, attitudes, and social media platforms, we are interpreting and explaining the life of faith to a hopeless and watching world.