God Is My Daddy2:05 AM
Who takes care of you? When you're lost, who goes out there to look for you and bring you back home?
You may not need anyone to look after you because you're independent and you can take care of yourself. That's great. You're strong and that's beautiful.
Personally though I do the things that I can and leave those beyond my control to the greatest Controller of all--- God.
God Is My DaddyI admit that I may be strong, but I am nothing without Him. My life is in His hands.
When I can't seem to go on anymore, too exhausted and wounded, He takes care of me.
When I straggle and leave the path, He leaves the rest of His flock to look for me and lead me back home.
When troubles and dangers approach, He protects me.
With His staff and His rod He comforts me. Me! Sinful. Unworthy.
Although according to recent studies sheep are found to be smarter than they are given credit for, they were always thought to be mindless or dumb. During Jesus' time, most people raise sheep and so they understood well what Psalm 23 was about.
It means that sheep need guiding, herding, supervision, and constant protection of the shepherd.
Sheep are helpless they cannot defend themselves from predators.
On 2005, 450 sheep died when they followed one which fell off the cliff. Sometimes, we're like sheep. We follow the crowd despite knowing that it will bring us to our downfall.
That's why we need a Shepherd. Shepherds are willing to sacrifice their safety and comfort for their flock. Shepherds are willing to risk their lives fighting lions, wolves and other predators that will try to harm their sheep. We need a Shepherd that will prevent us from getting lost and falling down.
We need Someone who constantly looks after us. We need a Shepherd who will leave the flock behind just to look for one missing sheep and rejoice over it's homecoming. We need a Shepherd who will give His life for us.
We need a Daddy. And we have one in God.We are His sheep, He is our Shepherd.
We are in good hands!
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil for You are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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