Thursday, September 20, 2018


In Matthew 26:31-32, we read: “Then Jesus said to them, ‘All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered. But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.’”

“I still don’t get it, Grandfather.”

Grandfather thought for a minute. “You remember when you went on the hiking trip last summer?”

“No way could I forget. We were so scared we didn’t know which way to go.” Grandfather nodded.

“Because your leader got sick and couldn’t guide you.”

With his eyes large, Timmy continued. "He was unconscious part of the time. I’m glad that guy came along who knew what to do.”

“Then you understand how it is when the leader is unable to guide you.”

“What’s that got to do with the scattered sheep?” Grandfather smiled.

“The Lord refers to us as sheep. We wander off like sheep thinking all is well until something happens. Then we realize we’re not in control. We panic. Until our Shepherd who was raised from the dead, grabs us and reminds us we’re not just holding on to Him but He’s holding on to us--with the warrior hand clasp. Our Warrior Shepherd won’t let go.”

“The Lord told us we would stumble but He’s holding us by His hand and His power. He’s promises nothing can separate us from Him.”

“I’m glad the Lord Jesus is my Warrior Shepherd.”

“I’m glad, too, Timmy. So glad.”

Kingdom Thinking. I’m glad the Lord Jesus loves me. He gave His life for the flock, rose again to buy me back from the enemy, the wanderer. He’s promises to love me with an everlasting love and never to leave nor forsake me. He offers the same promise to you. Won’t you chose Him?