Early this year I received a camera from my family for a birthday present. And then I discovered Flickr. And got hooked. So I seem to spend more time in awe of the amazing pictures uploaded by photographers around the world, than using my own camera.
In May I participated in the 24 Hours of Flickr Day. And on 07/07/07 I shot photos for that project. The 24 Hours of Flickr book was published a while ago. The selection of photos for the 07/07/07 book is just now appearing.
This weekend via Firefighter with a camera I found the little Bible pool with a beautiful collection of pictures of Bibles and texts from the Bible and the Torah. Click here to watch the slide show. I was inspired to make a contribution to this group based on the passage from Jeremiah that I read at our gathering this (Sunday) morning.
As the footnote shows, the translation of some words in the passage is doubtful. And a comparison some of the main translations into English (easily done on BibleGateway.com) shows quite some divergence.
Nevertheless, the main line of the passage is clear. God, speaking through the prophet, is lamenting over His chosen people who have broken their relationship with Him and gone off to serve and worship worthless false gods.
And the people are suffering as a result. The power and blessing of God is no longer available to them to bring healing.
A tragic situation that brings tears to the eyes. So much loss. So much opportunity of fellowship with a loving God has been wasted and lost by the people turning away in stubborn rebellion.