July 08, 2008
“…for they were harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd…” (Matthew 9:36)
Harassed. Helpless. The dreaded double “H”.
Two words which can very well describe many of us at any given day of a typcial workweek.
Deadlines to meet…
Bills to pay…
Meetings to attend to…
Errands to make…
They never seem to end. I was in that situation last week.
Not only was I running from one appointment to another, I was also nursing a bad case of sinusitis the whole time. But there I was, still giving that seminar. Still writing that book. Still counselling. Still driving my wife to work. Still bringing my daughter to school. Still playing piggyback with my youngest. Still…
And I say all these not to boast about my commitment or durability. I say this to drive home one important realization I had: things could’ve been worse if I didn’t have a Shepherd.
I say to myself, “Bob, you think you’re in a bind now? Well, just imagine if Jesus was not on your side…”
And then things seem to look better. The spirits are lifted a bit. The heart is more grateful. The burden becomes lighter.
The next time you go through a bad day, dear friend, think of what I said. And perhaps just like sheep, you will find yourself lying on the meadows…in peace.
A blessed day to you, dear friend!
In Christ, your friend always,