THE STORY OF JESUS: Ezekiel 34-36
“I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.” (Ezekiel 34:11)
Ever since humans ruined God’s ‘very good’ world, God has been at work.
Through Abraham God set up nation as a base for restoring creation.
But Abraham’s heirs did not cooperate, and they continued to sow badness.
Here God promises to step in Himself to rescue and restore His sheep.
We are God’s sheep, but we are also God’s shepherds.
We are responsible to care for God’s ‘very good’ world.
But instead we have ruled “harshly and brutally” (34:4).
God knows and feels the pain of His harshly ruled creation.
God grieves the misery experienced by His sin-cursed children.
Because we have failed, God steps in Himself… through Jesus.
“I am the good shepherd!” (John 10:11)
Jesus lays down His life for the sheep, to rescue and restore God’s creation.
As sheep we have been rescued; as shepherds we have been recommissioned.
Are we with Jesus, are we receiving AND reflecting His care in our lives?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You became a sheep like us, so that You could be our shepherd. Thank You for rescuing me as Your sheep. Thank You for restoring me as Your shepherd!