Who Will Fight For You?
“Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you” Deuteronomy 3:22
We were driving our son’s four – wheeler on the trail through the forest in Northern Alberta. Wild roses, blue bells, wild strawberries and other plants blanketed the soil under the tall, slender Aspens. It was very peaceful and we were truly enjoying the ride.
And then, just ahead of us, we saw a mother grouse and her baby chicks scurrying across our trail. The chicks were scurrying as fast as their toothpick thin legs would carry them; however, the mother stood her ground, her tail feathers fanned out, her neck feathers ruffled. She was positioned to protect her family! We stopped the quad and watched.
The chicks had scattered on both sides of the trail and the mother began clucking rapidly, calling her chicks. Soon the chicks ran toward her and the whole family ran to hide in the underbrush.
A brave mother taking on a large four – wheeler; she was willing to give up her life for her little family. Mothers are like that.
But as I watched her, I thought of our Good Shepherd giving His life for His flock and of leaving the 99 sheep to look for the lost one. I thought about our Lord’s promise:
“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand” (John 10:29).
Comforting, isn’t it?
Or are you like the the people Christ is talkng about in Luke 13:34
How often I have wanted to gather your people just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. But you didn’t want that.
Today, you can change your ways, and invite Christ to be your Protector and Shepherd. You can pray the following prayer by faith and sincerely and He will your Good Shepherd.
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to you and ask you to come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? You can pray it right now, and Jesus Christ will come into your life, just as He promised.
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