Fall Launch “Rhythms of Shalom”
We see rhythms of shalom set forth in a letter from Jeremiah to the Israelites living in exile in Babylon. To the average Israelite, Babylon was considered to be the nexus of evil, completely counter to their moral and religious code. However, God gave them a new blueprint for how to “do life” in the midst of catastrophic disruption. In Jeremiah 29: 4-14, he showed them how to flourish within Babylon. Just as the exiles learned in there, we too learn in our cities that God has not abandoned us, he has a plan, and when we seek him with our whole heart, we will find him and flourish!