Feed My Sheep

We can’t all be president of our country or even of any organization we may or will belong, but there are many areas in life where we can rise to leadership; in the reality of life, we are all individually called to feed God’s sheep.

If you can look backward in your life you will realize that there have been many people who have affected your life in one way or another; some good, some not so good.  The biggest question you will have to answer one day is did you fulfill the purpose for which you were created.  It is for many a scary thought and neither the question or the answer will be automatically known to you at birth, but if you have grown as your Father intended you will one day be given the revelation of what you were created to be and do.  Most frequently, even if not admitted, you will come to realize that each of us has to learn certain things in order to fulfill our purpose. You can rant and rave and even cry, wishing, it hadn’t been necessary, but for any purpose in life there must be a period of learning and training.

Adam and Eve were born to set the stage for all mankind – Then God said, “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth (Genesis 1:26).  He knew from the beginning how things would turn out, but we still do not have the capacity to completely understand what is going to comprise our eternal future.  Yes, mankind has failed as expected, but since we are still here we can rightfully assume that much is still to be done.  The final step in God’s plan has not yet been taken.

Is it possible that mankind will ever learn the lessons we were put here to learn?  We can read on about yesterday and hope to have more of the picture revealed to us.  David was born to kill Goliath and become king: Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward  (1st Samuel 16:13).

Mary was born to give birth to a Savior – …the angel Gabriel was sent by God… to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David…Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God (Luke 1:26,27).

There are many instances in the Word of God that plainly show us that the hand of God was busy working out His master plan for His creation.  His only begotten son, Jesus was born to deliver us from sin so that we might spend eternity with Him in His kingdom.  Saul was born to understand that everything is not always as it seems and after an encounter with his Lord had his name changed to Paul, the disciple that served Him well.

Before you begin to give up, wondering how or even why you were born, especially since it doesn’t seem to be nearly as important as those we have mentioned above, look backward and ask yourself why God created any of us.  It was not to be losers in life and disappoint Him but to become His children who would be loved by Him and love Him in return.  Friends, wisdom comes from living life, so rather than wallow in sorrow let us lift our heads and hearts and gratefully and joyfully follow after our Lord in the path He always intended.  Let us feed His sheep!

Joyful, Joyful we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sorrow, drive the dark of night away,
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.

Kevin Harrison

WCBCS, 7459 S IH 35, Waco, TX, USA