Sunday, September 23, 2007

September 23, 2007

Sheep are one of the dumbest animals God ever created, so it is rather ironic, I think, that God chose to use them to teach us lessons about ourselves! Philip Keller wrote a wonderful book entitled "A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm" which sheds abundant light on sheep and shepherds, and really illuminates scripture in doing so.

But today I'd like to share just one brief scenario about sheep and shepherds from Streams in the Desert:

The oriental shepherd was always ahead of his sheep. He was down in front. Any
attack upon them had to take him into account Now God is in front. He is in the
tomorrows. It is tomorrow that fills men with dread. God is there already. All
the tomorrows of our life have to pass Him before they can get to us.

God is in every tomorrow
Therefore I live for today,
Certain of finding at sunrise
Guidance and strength for the way;
Power for each moment of weakness,
Hope for each moment of pain,
Comfort for each sorrow
Sunshine and joy after the rain.

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