Week 16 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Psalm 95:6-7 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,
Thinking this morning about an old tune from the old rock group called Stealers Wheel. The song lyric goes something like this “Well I don’t now why I came here tonight, I got the feeling that something ain’t right, I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair, And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs, clowns to the left of me jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you…” ( Stealers Wheel -Stuck in the Middle with you)
As I thought about being one of the sheep of His pasture I thought about my experience of sheep. At one level they can be easily distracted. They can be willful, and they are always ready to bolt at the first sign of danger. They will move on their own toward better forage, and it is only the calming influence of the shepherd and his own force of will that keeps them from disaster. To Him they are not just a mass of bodies. They are all individuals, and are known to Him. The sheep often appear indifferent to the presence of the shepherd, but are very quick to seek him out when danger threatens or when forage and water cannot be found.
As I take these thoughts and contextualize them in my own life this morning I am painfully aware of how desperately I need the reassuring presence of my great and Good Shepherd Jesus. A thousand woundings, a thousand questions, a thousand worries and fears will not alter His love for me. Can you hear Him He is speaking; “Peace be still”