Wednesday, 22 October 2008

On His Shoulder

Something that is so familiar,, too familiar that we end up overlooking it.

Read this passage probably lots of times, know this parable by heart.. about God looking for the one and only lost sheep and rejoicing...

But i have never read or seen it this way:

God placed the lost sheep on His shoulder.. then i started to imagine.. A lost sheep probably tried different route to find its way home, he/she must be worn out, both physically and emotionally.. not to mention stressed .. Being lost is definitely not a good feeling..

Then when God found the sheep... He knew what the sheep has gone through.. He didn't say much.. He knew the sheep was too tired to even carry on walking..

He did the most loving thing: He carried the sheep on His shoulder.. What a relief! What a rest. What a GREAT FEELING! The feeling of being in safe hands and the feeling of being in the embrace of someone you love and trust. You are sleep now for you know that He who carried you will bring you home... !


Relating to what i wrote about the God who spoke is the same God who touched and moulded us...

The God who holds the universe is the God who is holding you!

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October 22, 2008

On His Shoulders

He shall dwell between His shoulders. —Deuteronomy 33:12

Our family likes to hike, and we've had some grand adventures together. But when our boys were small, our enthusiasm caused us to walk too fast and too far, and their legs often grew weary. They couldn't keep up the pace, despite their determined efforts and our assurance that the end of the trail was just over the next hill.

"Dad," would come the plaintive request, accompanied by upraised arms, "will you carry me?" "Of course," I would reply, and hoist the child on my shoulders. He was not a burden, for he was little and light.

How often, like my children, I've grown weary, and the end of my efforts is not even in sight. I can no longer keep up or accomplish the task. But I am learning that I can turn with arms upraised to my heavenly Father, who walks beside me, and I can ask Him to carry me.

I know He will lay me on His shoulder as a shepherd carries the lamb that was lost (Luke 15:5). There He will joyfully carry me all day long, for I am little and light—no burden to Him. There I find rest, for "the beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by Him, who shelters him all the day long; and he shall dwell between His shoulders" (Deut. 33:12). — David H. Roper

Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen, and keep you;
He is willing to aid you—
He will carry you through. —Palmer

The God who holds the universe is the God who is holding you.

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