"I will now allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her." --Hosea 2:14

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Good Shepherd

How many times have I myself been like the little lamb that Jesus holds lovingly in His arms? He who knows me and calls me by name! I am special to Him and he longs for our intimate relationship as much as I do...even MORE than I do!! He loves to pick me up in His arms and protect me and just love His little lamb! But, because of my weak human nature, I forget this and try too often to rely on myself and more often than not, mess things up! Because He is a loving God, He lets me do this, all the while watching me...probably with a little grin...and patiently waits for me to ask Him again for help. And of course I DO ask and of course He does help because He is who He is!! He knows that I really DO desire to be held by Him. It is only in His arms that I am TRULY who I am MEANT to be!! Thank you Lord for giving me enough sense to at least recognize when You call my name...even though sometimes it takes me a while to actually listen and obey. Sometimes I am like a spoiled little child who wants to have her own way! But, like a good Father, you watch me and say to yourself, "OK...go ahead and try to do this on your own...you'll be back"!!
And I DO go back...RUNNING  into His arms and once again He picks up His little lamb and  loves and protects her...and we are both content to be where we are MEANT to be!

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