“Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom!” (Luke 12: 32, Amplified Bible Classic Edition)
Be calm and be thankful. These may seem like days to fear and doubt, to feel anxiety about our lives individually and about our world. But we do have a promise. There is a higher intention that is keeping us safe, secure, and with gifts of goodness to enjoy.
Let’s envision ourselves as Jesus did. Let’s see that we are not a scattered and confused and discordant horde of people, constantly bickering, warring, and lacking in substance and in joy. Let’s instead recognize that we are part of a flock. To God we are a “little flock,” a product of His great Love, but also His intimate family, dear ones who are learning, growing, straying, mistaking, wandering, wondering, but continually beloved and watched.
We don’t have to earn the kingdom of God’s grace and Love. It is His pleasure to give it to us, for that is what Love does. It loves. Our task is to realize that we are indeed sheep in God’s flock, under His patient and wise care, and that not one of us is excluded or out of His sight.
Each of us has a place and sufficiency in His pasture—in the kingdom of true peace, harmony, safety, and with a fearless awareness of the Shepherd’s abundant Love.
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