Sunday, February 1, 2009
Spot on The Shepherd
~"Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ ?Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ ? Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body: for we all partake of the one bread." I Corinthians 10:16,17 ~We had our gathering in our home tonight. A shared meal, and shared blessings, burdens, prayer, and praises to God. A time of renewal and rejoicing....and remembering. ~I am a lousy shepherdess, and my sheep suffer for it. I do my best, but I am human and no matter how much time and money and experience I lavish on my sheep, I WILL fail them inevitably...because I am a flawed human. Just as those people we trust to shepherd us are human , and flawed, and sometimes even harmful to us...God's sheep.There is a shepherd who will NOT fail us."The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." Ps. 23 ~Hubby installed our electric fence today, and I just checked on my flock. They are all spread out in their pen, chewing their cuds with no sign of worry...so I think for the rest of this early morning they are fine. I will go to bed and my Hubby will take my place and check the sheep every so often until the sun breaks. ~ I have been reading a small book by Max Lucado, Safe In The Shepherd's Arms. It is a slim volume and I finished it , but there are a few lines I would like to post here. ~" Have you ever wondered why God gives us so much? We could exist on far less. He could have left the world flat and gray, we wouldn't have known the difference. But He didn't .
He splashed orange in the sunrise And cast the sky in blue. And if you love to see geese as they gather, chances are you'll see that too. Did He have to make squirrel's tails furry? Was He obliged to make the birds sing? And the funny way that chickens scurry, or the majesty of thunder when it rings? Why give a flower fragrance ? Why give food its taste? Could it be He loves to see that look up on your face?
~If we give gifts to show our love, how much more would He? If we -speckled with foibles and greed-love to give gifts, how much more does God, pure and perfect God, enjoy giving gifts to us? He chose the nails" Blessings: brothers and sisters in Christ,fellowship, electric fencing and Hubby installing it