Happy Sunday! I hope you had a wonderful week! If you saw last Sunday’s verse of the week, we talked about some beautiful verses from Matthew chapter 10 about God’s profound love and care for us. If you missed that post, click here to read it! Today’s verse is very similar to last week’s verse, but I think it’s definitely worth discussing. Here we go!
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
It is he who made us, and we are his. Wow….those are some powerful, powerful words right there. With that simple sentence, the writer of Psalm 100 relays God’s divinity and His care for His “sheep”.
In today’s day and age, it’s not natural to see a shepherd with a herd of sheep leading his flock to fresh grass and water. But when Jesus lived, shepherds were probably like the McDonald’s of today (as in you can’t go more than 10 miles without finding one). The shepherds of that day cared for each and every one of the sheep in his flock and wanted what was absolutely best for his sheep. The same can be said about our Shepherd. God genuinely wants what is the absolute best for us every single day. There’s not a single moment that He isn’t thinking about each of us. When we, like little lambs, stray even slightly away from the Shepherd’s path, His gentle staff will direct us back to the place that He knows is best for us.
Just like the shepherd’s deep love and care for his sheep, our Shepherd desires only to love us and gently guide us back to His path of care. After all, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Though God’s path may seem hard at times, He is with us through it all and His plan is greater than anything we can imagine. ❤