Pastor's Pen: Are we staying in touch?
With the uncertainty of what each day will bring, do we keep Jesus leading us as our Shepherd, relying on His love guiding us into the right paths?
We may choose instead, because of our own stubbornness, self-willness and self-assertion, to wander off that path God has prepared for us. Like the sheep that often wanders off for the desires of the greener grass, we may encounter hidden dangers.
‘Are We Staying In Touch’ as we watch the certainty of our country being ununified in our leadership, adding to the confusion of dealing with ‘COVID’ which is instilling fear in many?
This can result with us acting like the sheep that Jesus compared us to. We can be scattered, running in different directions and, in that haste, making unwise decisions and becoming vulnerable.
We should consider staying within the flock; there is safety in numbers. Uniting in a prayer of faith, we call on God to protect, guide, and turn to our firm foundation, the ‘Rock,’ Jesus Christ.
Walking in the darkness of the day, we may hear the roar of a predator who is doing his best to instill fear, trying to scatter us in all directions, causing us to wonder who we can trust.
Jesus the Good Shepherd tells us in John 10:7-11,
“Then Jesus said to them again, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief (Satan) does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. 'I am the good shepherd.'”
Some do not believe in the devil, as we watch hearts being turned to self-gratification, disregard for others, we should be able to see the Scripture as it unfolds before us, “except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.”
Instead of looking at the darkness that seems to be looming over us, let’s turn to the ‘Light’ of the world, Jesus, the Good Shepherd. I’ll ask again ‘Are We Staying In Touch?'
Let’s be like sheep gathering and keeping our backs together forming a flock, praying with thanksgiving that Jesus, our Shepherd is here protecting us. Take comfort in the 23rd Psalm. ‘The Lord is my Shepherd.'