It can be pretty easy to get swept downstream by the raging waters of sin.  Temptation is all around us.  Society seems to want to approve more and more of what God disapproves.  Isaiah 53:6 reminds us, “We all have wandered away like sheep; each of us has gone his own way.”

Whenever I’ve felt myself getting in over my head, thankfully, a strong hand has reached and pulled me from the drowning pools.  As I looked for the face of the Shepherd, I’m sure I saw a gently shaking head and a touch of sadness, but as I looked closer, there was something marvelous about those eyes.  Eyes filled with the most amazing and forgiving love.  Grace being given to the drowning lamb.

The same eyes that follow my meandering path are fixed on yours as well.  Your leaps and your falls are viewed by a loving Master and the same hand is reaching to pull you from the flood.  Take that hand and hold on for dear life; for Eternity.

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15


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