One of my favorite songs is “I Am A Sheep.” The first line is “I am a sheep, and the Lord is my Shepherd.” You know – it’s good to know your place. I’m not in charge of my life here – I’m the sheep. I don’t know about you, but from what I know about sheep – they’re not the “brightest bulbs on the tree.” They are not that smart by themselves. Sometimes, we need to remember that we’re the sheep. The Lord is my Shepherd, and He is “watching over my soul. My soul to keep, watching over me ever, watching wherever I go.” I find this to be so comforting. My soul is the most precious thing that I own. If it is lost, then, all is lost, yet my Shepherd is watching over it wherever I go. I can’t go where God cannot find me.
The chorus goes like this: “And when the winds blow, He is my shelter, and when I’m lost and alone, He rescues me.” I don’t know about you, but if the winds aren’t blowing at your house, get ready because they will be soon – BUT we can take shelter in Christ. When we feel lost and alone (as we all do from time to time because we’re human!), Christ is there to rescue us.
The last part is: “And when the lion comes, He is my victory! Constantly watching over me. He is constantly watching over me.” We all know that Peter used the metaphor of “the devil, as a roaring lion, walking about seeking whom he may devour.” (I Peter 5:8) But when the devil comes after me – Jesus is my Victory! He is constantly watching over me. The word “constantly” means persistently, always, around the clock! I like that! May you allow Him to be the Shepherd of your life. God Bless, Courtney