We talk about days a lot, which makes sense, a day is a handy and flexibly measure. There are all sorts of ways to define a day, 24 hours, sunup to sundown, one sleep to the next sleep.
We also encounter days in literature, A Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Music, “It’s Been A Hard Day’s Night.” Art, “Day and Night.” And also in Scripture.
This Sunday’s sermons are drawn from Jeremiah 31 where we read “The days are surely coming, says the LORD” (Jer 31:27 NRSV) . . . but which days? For the previous century and a half at least, going back to Amos, the “days of the LORD” were something to be afraid of but not here. In Jeremiah, a prophet not know for his sunny texts or pleasant messages we see an image of the ultimate “days of the LORD” being where everything is finally as it should be. A place so filled with God that it will no longer be necessary to teach each other about God or exhort one another to know God . . . we simply and completely will.