G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 07.26.12
They were like sheep without a shepherd.
‘Shepherds’, says Jeremiah, ‘you have allowed God’s flock to be destroyed and scattered.’
But Jesus is a different sort of shepherd.
Rather than allowing the flock to be destroyed, in his own person he allows the hostility to be destroyed.
Dear Lord, sometimes it seems so enormous.
It is hard to restrain a divisive word of anger or impatience.
Lord, I want to believe in you, in your love which seeks to provide for my neediness and weakness.
When I turn to the wider world around me, I want to believe that you are present to heal families and nations.
In the midst of confusing claims, of strivings for power, of misunderstandings and ambiguities, it is your word which is food for my life.
Lord, show us how to give our lives, as you gave yours, so that all men and woman may come in one Spirit to find our common Father.
Jesus, be our good shepherd.
Jeremiah 23:1–6. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want—Ps 22(23). Ephesians 2:13–18. Mark 6:30–34.