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Chosen
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By Geneva Poynter
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Jeremiah was not born to some grand family.
His father was just a country preacher.
He was prophet midst hard times in Israel's history.
King after evil king were bad teachers.

Israel's citizens had no moorings for their lives
So, naturally, they went their own ways.
Idol worship, human sacrifice were on the rise.
Then God's judgment scattered them and amazed.

Jeremiah obeyed when God called him to the task.
That job went on and on for forty years.
He wept for people and the conditions God unmasked,
This prophet who is known for all his tears.

He did not feel adequate for this hard assignment,
But purposely obeyed God anyway.
God proved sufficient for Jeremiah's encouragement.
He'd pray, tell the message and again, pray.

God knew him and set him apart before he was born,
And the same may be true for each of us.
His promises are true altho' some may laugh and scorn.
The I AM will rescue with blessings plus!!

Geneva Poynter
2011


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Submitted: Saturday, July 23, 2011

Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2011

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.


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