Some notes on Jeremiah, the Prophet and his writings. His name means, "Jehovah will raise". This reflects the truth that no matter what, God can do it, God will do it. God will raise up what and who he needs raised up. God will raise up voices from unlikely places.
Wikipediea states: "His writings are collected in the Book of Jeremiah and, according to tradition, the Book of Lamentations. Jeremiah is also famous as "the broken-hearted prophet" (who wrote or dictated a "broken-hearted book", which has been difficult for scholars to put into chronological order), whose heart-rending life, and true prophecies of dire warning went largely unheeded by the people of Israel. God told Jeremiah, "You will go to them; but for their part, they will not listen to you"."
Imagine being a true prophet, speaking God's words, but not being believed. God warned him that this would be the case. Thanks for the warning.
Jeremiah lived a very long life, perhaps to age 90, and saw destruction and captivity of his nation. But, when he was young, during the first part of his ministry, he worked with the young King Josiah who was a radical reformer. They worked together for about 18 years, until King Josiah was killed in battle. Unfortunately, the son's of Josiah were not like their dad and undid the reforms and Judah fell back into idolotry and Jeremiah was opposed and persecuted by his own people.