On the final Sunday of Lent we are looking at Jeremiah 31:31-34, where God says that “the days are coming” when those in captivity in Babylon will have a new covenant with God. That new covenant was unimaginable to the people of Jeremiah’s day because the Temple had been destroyed, Jerusalem lay in ruins, and the nation of Judah has seen its king led away in chains.
But Jeremiah prophesies a new day where God will again be their God; when God’s law will be in their minds and on their hearts; and, when God will forgive their sins. This new day begins in the sixth century BC, but finds its fulfillment in the incarnation of Christ. But God is still at work today, and during this Lenten season our task is to imagine the new work that God continues to do in all of creation. Here’s the link to the podcast — http://traffic.libsyn.com/chuckwarnock/02_The_Days_Are_Coming.mp3
(The story about Dick Drew, 3M, and imagination comes from Jonah Lehrer’s book, Imagine: How Creativity Works.)