GOD SEEKS THE SCATTERED PEOPLE
“For thus says the Lord God: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.” Ezekiel 34:11-12, NKJV
You may have heard of Shrek, a renegade sheep that ran away to avoid being shorn. It lived in a cave for six years, while its owner kept looking for it. When Shrek was eventually found in 2004, it looked nothing like a sheep. The wool had covered him up; it was weighed down by the enormous wool that it could barely walk. Its eyes were covered up by the overgrown wool and its life was endangered by the terrible infection that festered under the wool.
Shrek’s lost-but-found story reminds us of how God seeks His people who were in exile, downcast and without hope. God gave Ezekiel a message of hope for them. Though their situation was terrible, God has not forgotten them. He promised to bring them back to their own land, feed them with good pasture and cause them to lie down. He will bind their wounds and strengthen those that are sick. Perhaps your present situation makes you feel abandoned. Or you have strayed from God’s presence and weighed down by the guilt of your many transgressions. Like Shrek, you may have lost all that identify you as God’s child and you think your situation is beyond remedy. God’s message of hope comes to you today. He is seeking to restore you to Himself. He wants to help you shed your burden of guilt and carry you in His arms. Will you let Him?
• Birthday Blessing: “The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces…” Isaiah 25:8
RBT Passage: Joshua 23-24
“God goes to great effort to seek lost sinners and He greatly rejoices when they come to repentance.” –Steven Cole