Jeremiah 33.14-16 for Sunday, December 2, 2012

Metaphor is a form of language that cannot pass…logical scrutiny, cannot make it through the laboratory tests…[The] Bible is chock full of metaphor, which means that if we assume that “literal” is the only means to “serious” we are going to be in trouble much of the time….
(Eugene Peterson in Eat This Book, p.94) 

Artwork: Where Advent Begins by Jan Richardson (

Song: Orphan Girl by Gillian Welch, sung by Todd