Salvation is sure because our Savior is the almighty God come into our flesh, and come to represent us and bring us out of our guilt, our evil nature, and our death and into everlasting life and heavenly glory. Christ, Whose birthday is approaching, will take good care of us and bring us to the glory which God has promised us. This is pictured beautifully in Isaiah 40:11 , where we find these comforting words: "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young."
The comforting truth here is that He loves us. All that which we read here tells us that truth, revealing how greatly He loves us and cares for us. All that which we read here tells us that He will give us everything that we need to reach the heavenly glory that God promised us. As our shepherd He will feed us, bring us what we need, and supply us every day with the necessities of our life. He loves us. This is manifested also in the tender care and protection that we receive from His hand. The shepherd pictured here reveals that so clearly in gathering the lambs, carrying them in His bosom, gently leading those with young. We have almighty and wonderful protection from all our enemies, and the tender loving care of an almighty Savior.
No creature needs protection as much as does a sheep, which cannot fight against the wolves, bears, and lions. No animal needs to be led to green pastures as does a sheep. Our shepherd does this for us. On the day we celebrate His birth we are called not only to rejoice, but also to praise God for having sent Him Who earned our salvation by His suffering and death. Satan and the antichristian world cannot keep us from the glory God promised in our Savior. Be confident that He has you in His bosom and is coming back to fulfill all God's promises to us.
Read: Psalm 23
Through the Bible in One Year
1 John 3:7-24
Quote for Reflection:
"Suppose, Christian, the furnace be seven times hotter; it is but to make you seven times better. Fiery trial makes golden Christians." ~ Dyer
- Date: 3-December