Advent, Micah 5:2-5

It’s Advent, friends!!  What a joyous time of the year!!  There is nothing more exciting than preparing for the coming of our Savior.  Welcoming a new born babe in a manger, seemingly so small and ordinary, who will grow to become the Savior of the entire world!

During the month of December, I will be celebrating the coming and the birth of our Lord.

Today I am looking at Micah 5:2-5:

Bethlehem Ephrath,
you are one of the smallest towns
in the nation of Judah.
But the Lord will choose
one of your people
to rule the nation—
someone whose family
goes back to ancient times.
The Lord will abandon Israel
only until this ruler is born,
and the rest of his family
returns to Israel.
Like a shepherd
taking care of his sheep,
this ruler will lead
and care for his people
by the power and glorious name
of the Lord his God.
His people will live securely,
and the whole earth will know
his true greatness,
because he will bring peace.

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“Like a shepherd taking care of his sheep”…

Sheep need a shepherd to guide and protect them at all times.  They tend to wander without their trusted leader, and may find themselves lost or devoured by wolves or other dangers.  The shepherd loving protects his flock through all hours of the day and night.

We, like sheep, often get distracted… getting separated from our Shepherd.  Maybe it is the busyness of this life.  Maybe it is modern-day idols that turn our heads and hearts from our First Love.  Whatever separates from the Love of Jesus, we find ourselves lost and in danger of being devoured by the evil of this world.

Jesus, our loving Shepherd, is there always to guide and protect… even when we find ourselves separated from the flock; we are never separated from His love.  He wants to bring us back to the fold where we can be a part of His body.

While we celebrate His birth during this holiday season, it is the perfect time to ask Him back into our hearts… and us back into the fold.  He welcomes us.  All we have to do is reach out to Him…

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