Aaron Bennett   -  

What does it look like to see the hope of a place that we are in when we feel like we should be somewhere else? We often have dreams of where we could go. While covered in blankets during the Colorado winter we may dream of the sunny, sandy beaches of southern California. We long for a promise and blessing of something better. These desires are what the people of Israel felt while in exile in Babylon. However, they found that if they lived everyday lives in everyday rhythms, they could thrive in exile and not just live. The people of Israel could seek the good of a place that saw no good in them.