Exiles

Each day, more and more people are taking steps to get back to life as normal.  But the evidence of the past year still surrounds us.  Restaurants are only half-filled.  Sporting events take place in empty arenas and stadiums.  Piano players sing their soul out in front of sparse crowds.  Churches have nearly empty sanctuaries.  We are still asked to wear masked, keep our distance, and limit our travel.  Some folks haven't seen family in over a year.  And we may wonder if things will ever get back to the way it was.  In this series, we look at times in Ancient Israel's history when they felt the way we do today, and find hope today as they found hope then.