Monday May 1
Who is my shepherd?
  • Acts 11:1-18
  • Psalm 42:2-3; 43:3-4
  • John 10:11-18

Evil comes masquerading as a shepherd. Worldly values inspire us to search for recognition and self worth. Evil’s impulse is to steal and destroy the good things and blessings bestowed by God. When I focus on anyone other than the Lord, I live in disillusionment and despair. Sheep are generally timid and cannot survive without a shepherd. They would not follow anyone except the one they trust. If we personally know the Lord, we will not follow worldly shepherds. The world favors the powerful, but the Lord favors the weak. The scriptures reveal secrets to those who are his. “My power is made perfect in weakness. I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell with me…for when I am weak then I am strong” (2 Cor 12:9-10). Jesus is able to multiply loaves and fish in deserted places. He provided flour and oil for a widow during a famine. We may be sorrowful yet always rejoicing; as poor yet enriching many; as having nothing and yet possessing everything. What a Shepherd we follow!

Prayer: Abba Father, may we follow your Son as we turn our back to evil. Amen.

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