God Knows Us by Name


“We are your people, the sheep of your flock”.  Psalm 79:13

Sheep aren’t smart.  They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool
grows heavy and they drown.  They need a shepherd to lead them to “calm water
(Psalm 23:2).  They have no natural defence – no claws, no horns, no fangs.  They are
helpless.  Sheep need a shepherd with a ‘rod and shepherd’s staff” (Psalm 23:4) to protect them.  They have no sense of direction.  They need someone to lead them “on paths that are right” (Psalm 23:3).

So do we. We, too, tend to be swept away by waters we should have avoided.  We have no
defence against the evil lion who prowls about seeking whom he might devour.  We, too, get lost.

We need a shepherd. We need a shepherd to care for us and to guide us. And we have one.
ONE who knows us by name.

by Max Lucado
Used by permission
From: A Gentle Thunder

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