Friday, November 16, 2012

Psalm 78:52-53 “Then he led out his people like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.  He led them in safety, so that they were not afraid; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.”

It is interesting to watch little kids as they learn to spread their wings and separate from their parents to a certain degree.  At first they are fearful but they learn to trust that their parents will be there.  They gain trust and then only occasionally do they run back to touch home base and reassure themselves of that protection and safety.  Sheep are even more trusting with their shepherd.  They put complete trust in their shepherd.  They know the call he makes and will come when they hear him calling.  They call to him in earnest when they come into any kind of trouble and keep calling, knowing he will come to their rescue.  God is our shepherd and as he did so long ago he will keep us in the safety of his love, guiding our every step if we will listen.  He leads us in safety and whenever danger comes his power will overwhelm that enemy like the sea washing over the Egyptian armies long ago.  Trust in the Lord to guide you, listen for his voice and follow as an obedient child, like a sheep to his shepherd; He will keep you safe.

Thank you for your protection and your guidance.  Help us to hear you and trust in your voice so we are not led astray.  Wipe away our enemy of darkness so we can shine in your glory and step forth faithfully into your kingdom.  Amen.