To convey the prophetic message dramatically, Jeremiah would engage in parabolic action. The most famous of these (we’ll tell the story later this week) concerns his visit to the potter’s shed. God as the potter and we as the clay is a powerful image that we remember in song. What is less well know is the image of ourselves as God’s underwear! As close as the loincloth clings to a man’s loins, so had I made the whole house of Israel cling to me, says the LORD. No songs about that! Perhaps the lesson is to look for God in the most ordinary of places. Jesus used everyday images as well — a mustard seed, some yeast — to convey that God is hiding in plain sight.