“You know the Lord is God! He created us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep in his pasture.” (Psalms 100:3, Contemporary English Version)
You don’t belong to fate, chance, or circumstance. You don’t belong to another person or to your job or to your physicality or personality. You don’t belong to an age or a race or a classification. You belong to God!
And by belonging to God, you belong to all that is good and right and loving. You are the very child and beloved of Life itself, and the beneficiary of its true blessings. You are a child of limitlessness, of freedom, of fearlessness. You are the offspring of Soul’s infinite possibilities and are guided and cared for by infinite Wisdom and pure Love.
We are God’s people. We are His sheep. This doesn’t mean we are wandering aimlessly or that we simply follow like robots. It means that we are playful ideas in a pasture that is abundant in all that sufficiently feeds us, that keeps us lively and energetic, and which is resplendent in delights to occupy as well as teach us as we frolic.
And each of God’s sheep is equally precious to Him. He sees each one of us for who we truly are and why we are uniquely wonderful and necessary and lovable. We belong to God. He is the Lord—our faithful Leader, the keeper of our house and lands, and the tender guardian of our satisfying and satisfied lives.
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