AUGUST 20, 2017 - “I KNOW MY SHEEP”
There is no worse feeling in life than that of loneliness, and many people go through life genuinely believing that no one cares about them. Our streets are filled with individuals whose lives are a reflection of hopelessness. Such feelings affect those on all levels of society. They touch the rich as well as the abandonment. Often, those who seemingly have everything find themselves quite alone, surrounded by their possessions.
As Christians, we must believe with all of our heart that we are never alone. We have a God who cares about us. Christ described himself in John’s Gospel as being the “GOOD SHEPHERD.” “I am the Good Shepherd, and I know my sheep and am known by My own.” (John 10:14) What a wonderful thought! Just as a shepherd knows every member of his flock, Christ knows us and loves us all. He is always only a prayer away. He reminds us that “everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:8)
It is only human to sometimes feel “down.” Still, we are never “out”, for our Lord is always with us! Take your troubles and worries to Him . . .He will ease them. Turn to Him with your questions. . .He will provide answers. Go to Him when you are weary. . .He will give you rest.