Big idea: A Heart To Know God…even when things fall apart and the darkness is coming (Jeremiah 24-28)
“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart” (Jeremiah 24:7).
Jeremiah lived during the worst period of his nation's history. He predicted and saw with his own eyes the defeat and destruction of his people, city, temple and nation. Two peoms--by Yeats and Dylan--perphaps capture in words their dire situation. Two lines best sum up their times (and perhaps our times as well): Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. It's not dark yet, but it's getting there.
The Second Coming, W.B. Yeats, 1919
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;