This past Sunday we sang a song based on the 23rd Psalm. It was a powerful reminder of how dependent we are on Jesus - the Good Shepherd. The Bible contains over 500 references to sheep - often as a symbol for God’s people. The more you study about sheep, the more you see the similarities! Sheep are very social and develop relationships. They show a wide range of emotions. They’re easily spooked. They’re easily distracted and tend to wander...either in search of food or just out of curiosity. They’ll settle for less out of laziness - often drinking dirty water to keep from walking any farther (ouch). Sheep are VERY dependent on their shepherd for food, shelter, safety, and direction.
I know that last part may not really appeal to some - we like to think we’re self-sufficient and independent. Maybe it is hard to trust because of past pain or betrayal. People will let you down. I just want to encourage you to trust in the GOOD Shepherd. In John 10, Jesus states that He won’t lose any of His sheep. He knows them, provides for them and loves them. That’s such a great feeling. Jesus KNOWS His followers - He knows how stubborn and dumb and filthy and unloveable we can be - but none of that keeps Him from loving and providing.
We are kept in safety for eternity - not because we’re good sheep, but because He is good and He will not fail. That’s something to sing about!
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Have a great rest of the week!
The Eternal Light Co. Team