We Need you, Lord

We need you, Lord.
Like lost wanderers in a burning, empty desert
thirst for cool, clean water,
we long for you to quench us.

Christian message be my guide

In a world gone progressively mad,
with chaos all around us,
we seek refuge in the order and purpose of your law.
With evil sneaking, leaking everywhere,
spreading heavy darkness,
creating feelings of emptiness,
we hunger for your goodness and light.
Turn us around, Lord, we pray;
retrieve your sheep who have gone astray.
Draw us to the satisfaction
of your purity and righteousness.
Cleanse us, and make us more like you,
role models, examples, beacons,
for others who are searching for meaning for their lives.
Come, Lord Jesus.
We need you, Lord.

Matthew 5:16
Proverbs 4:18

By Joanna Fuchs

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Search and Rescue

Our Good Shepherd will leave the ninety-nine sheep to go after the one which is lost.  In the story Jesus tells us; “And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.” Luke 15:5

Many would be more likely to scold the sheep and say something like; I hope you learned your lesson and you’ll think twice before ever wandering off like this again. Or maybe; see I told you so – now will you listen to me?

Yes, those are the things many would likely say – unless I was that little lamb. In that case I would gratefully be rescued and be oh so glad that the Shepherd cared enough to come after me and gently carry me back to safety. Well, at one time I was that little lamb. Maybe at one time you were too. Maybe you are out on that ledge right now?

The Good Shepherd is still in the search and rescue business. Start calling out to him and let him know you want to be found. He has left the ninety-nine and he is looking for YOU. There will be no “I told you so”. His shoulders are safe, warm and secure.