Tears of Compassion

Jeremiah was a prophet who was so disturbed and overwhelmed by what he saw going on in his own country that he became known as the weeping prophet because of his tears. Here is a person so saddened by what he saw that for 60 years he called his people to change their ways, to live differently.  His heart was broken by the way the people treated the most vulnerable in their communities – the stranger, the widows and the children – people who had no access to the powerbrokers of their time. And religion was used as a way to justify that behaviour. Jeremiah warned that God would eventually hold them accountable for their actions.

UNICEF recently released a report on NZ and our care for the most vulnerable of our society – the child – and we failed miserably 35 out of 41 in the OECD. Regardless of whether we agree with that score or not, what might it mean for us to be like Jeremiah? To weep for and to stand with the most vulnerable, to speak for those who are so often ignored?

This Sunday we will look at what it was that broke Jeremiah’s heart and the heart of God.

Mainly Music, this coming Wednesday. Added precautions are in place to ensure your, and your little ones, safety during Level 2. Meets every Wednesday from 10.00am during term time. If you have small children feel free to join us.

Small Groups are meeting again. Contact the church if you would like to join one.

Oh and for those who are unable to join us we will still have an on-air service for you @10.30am and again @ 8pm on Thursday evening on Coast Access Radio 104.7FM or you can livestream at

http://coastaccessradio.org.nz/Listen/index.aspx  The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.

If at this time you need someone to chat with then please call the church office 04 2987766 or email office@pb.org.nz and we’ll get back to you.

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Grace and peace