Jeremiah 31:33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Food for Thought:
In this passage, one of the most beautiful declarations in Scripture is God talking about us being God’s people. Think back about the first time you became someone’s people. The first time that I remember experiencing that feeling was when I became a mother myself. I realized that my daughter was my people. I was going to be her mother, and she was always going to be my daughter. My 5 year old likes to say, I will always be your daughter and you will always be my mama. I love this statement because it captures what God is saying to us, I will always be your God and your will always be my people.
God of power and justice, like Jeremiah you weep over those who wander from you, turn aside to other gods, and enter into chaos and destruction. By your tears and through your mercy, teach us your ways and write them on our hearts so that we may follow faithfully the path you have shown us. Amen.