by B. G. Brainard
Jeremiah son of Hilkiah was twelve when Yahweh called him to be a prophet. He felt too young, but God said to not be afraid. When the king of Babylon sieged Jerusalem, Jeremiah told the nation to submit, go into exile, and all would be well with them. His people did not listen to the word of God, but he stood firm in his belief that God would indeed restore them to their ancestral land.