Jeremiah writes as one who has seen the worst tragedy one could possibly imagine. For you such a tragedy might be the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, or ... what? What is your tragedy? For Jeremiah it was the Babylonian army tearing down the temple of Jerusalem, demolishing the walls of the city, and leaving the "city of God" in rubble. But in the midst of such darkness a light shone through. The voice of God came to Jeremiah and told him to purchase a piece of property. God promised that a day would come when the darkness would fade and noonday would shine again. And Jeremiah, standing on God's promise, trusted that God's word would not return void.