Thursday, February 26, 2015
A Lesson in Contentment
The picture is terrible….but the metaphor wasn't.
As I took a moment and watched the sheep graze on the edge of our city, Fresno…. I noticed how little they looked up. Their contentment surprised me. A picture in my mind began to emerge. I saw myself, a sheep, eating and unworried. I noticed myself beginning to pray…."Jesus, these your sheep don't worry about anything. But I worry about everything. Lord, these sheep don't question the care of their shepherd because they see his grace in ever blade of grass abundantly provided. But I question Your provision (stupid, I know, Lord) and some days feel blind to the daily bread you're providing."
God, keep teaching me how to be your sheep…..content and unworried under the care of my Shepherd.