Matthew 18: 12-14
What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? 13And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! 14In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should be lost.
As you think about this passage, we are meant to see God as the shepherd and the sheep as us.
Read these words slowly, allowing the words to sink in.
Then spend a few minutes in silence thinking about what you’ve read.
Then read the passage again and note any word or phrase that attracts you. Sit in silence and repeat that word or phrase in your head.
Read the passage again and ask God to show you how this word or phrase speaks to your life and ponder. What do you need to consider or do or relinquish or take on as a result of what God is saying to you?
How do these words impact on your life?
If they really, really impacted on the life of your church congregation, what would happen? How would you play your part?
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