Didn’t Notice God is Missing
In Jeremiah 2 we find a long list of complaints that God has against Israel. It is a fascinating chapter for several reasons. It is filled with some amazing word pictures and chilling indictment that could be leveled against our own country. It also is almost dripping with God’s heartache for His people. In verse 13 you have probably the most appropriate verse for most people in the modern world. (including myself on too many occasions)
But today the start of verse 8 really caught my attention. The HCSB version says:
“The priests quit asking: Where is the Lord?”
I don’t know why that simple phrase stuck out to me, but it has been haunting me today. In all of the “stuff” of ministry it is very easy to get busy doing church and forget about God. Have we as a church started asking about the lighting and whether or not people were moved by the service and stopped asking the most important question: Where is the Lord? I sometimes feel like if God walked out the back door of our church no one would even notice.