Psalm 23:1 ‘The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
David once served as a shepherd as he tended his father’s sheep on the Judean hillsides. He knew the responsibility and the obligation and the duties of the shepherd.
If we could believe that God is our Shepherd at Cornerstone United Methodist Church; that He is going to take care of us, then we would have no need to worry about anything. We just simply be the sheep and allow God to be the Shepherd. When we make the Lord our Shepherd how is that the answer to our worries? The trust comes when we realize what a shepherd is:
- A SHEPHERD PROVIDES: God will provide food, shelter, and the basic necessities for us as a church.
- A SHEPHERD PROTECTS: God will defend us against the enemies that are lurking about.
- A SHEPHERD GUIDES: God will lead us when we become confused and don’t know which way to go.
- A SHEPHERD CORRECTS: Any problem that comes along God will correct it. The amazing thing is this: God has promised to do these four things in our lives if we will trust Him if we will allow Him to be our Shepherd.
As we travel on this new journey together, let this be God’s declaration to Cornerstone United Methodist Church:
“I will PROVIDE for you.” All of our needs will be met.
“I will PROTECT you.” Nothing will harm us.
“I will GUIDE you.” He will lead us to where we need to be.
“I will CORRECT the problems that are in your lives.” He will correct our problems.
All we need to do as a church is to let Him be our Shepherd. May God bless us as we strive to serve Him by serving others.
Pastor John Punni