Peace Like A River Essay

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The Faith of Jeremiah Land"Peace Like A River", by Leif Enger, deals with numerous instances involving Jeremiah's faith for his family. Without Jeremiah's faith, the Land family would have never made it through their trials and misfortunes. To furnish the well being of his family and find his son, Davy, Jeremiah Land followed his instincts and faith. Letting God lead the way, Jeremiah is able to guide his family through his faith, hard work, and love. Jeremiah Land loves his children more than himself and would do anything to take away any suffering that was in their lives."And Dad said, Because I was praying this morning; and I prayed Lord, send Davy home to us; or if not, Lord, do this; send us to Davy" (128). On Christmas day, the Land family received a trailer from Tin Lurvey, a man that only someone with a heart like Jeremiah's, could withstand. Ironically, the Land family received a mobile camper that can send them to Davy, the same day Jeremiah prayed. Faith was leading their way, as if it were meant to be along the Land family expedition, they saw a crow lying dead in the road. Jeremiah then said, "All the years I spent in North Dakota, that's the first crow I ever saw hit on the road" (133). This quote was signifying something of importance. The crow was foreshadowing the story, connecting that the crow was leading their path to Davy. After passing the deceased crow, the Plymouth was in desperate need of fuel."Remember the fuel economy of a 1955 Plymouth wagon? Thirsty power under the best conditions, when pulling great weight our car became a carping slave demanding refreshment" (163). This quote best describes the stress that was obtained by the vehicle throughout their journey. Although the car needed gas, Jeremiah was unable to stop. Police were at...

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