March 9, 2017 – 1 Peter 2:25
Once you were like sheep who wandered away. But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls. I Peter 2:25
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want… Did David know what truth he wrote? David watched sheep as a boy and knew the love it takes to care for others. This love grows ever stronger from when we first learn of love. The little bit of love we are given begins to grow into a many-faceted diamond with a richness and brilliance we never expect.
The more we love, the more our love grows into trusting, forgiving, hope, kindness, and gentleness for those around us; and the more we give of who we are to those around us. But one thing is sure. We can never love as much as Jesus Christ loves us. Yes, He loves each one of us. No other person carried our sins in his body and died on the cross. He did this for us, so we can live for what is right, our sins are forgiven. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.” John 10:11.
Jesus is our Healer, even when we don’t know we need His healing. Every time we sing the hymn, Amazing Grace, we are singing about the overwhelming love of Jesus. God is Love. These verses go to the beginning of time.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. Genesis 1.1 In the beginning, the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. John 1:1-3
He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds, you are healed. I Peter 2:24