Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Good Shepherd and Other Verses

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11

"Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning ." Psalm 30:5

This is one of my special verses and none the less apt for Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Even as we go about our daily tasks, we are chastened by the awareness of our burden of guilt, of the awareness of our sin in every endeavor, even when our intentions are good. We read the drama of Holy Week with dread, as if we aren't certain how the story will end. We are those disciples: unaware, ignorant, shallow, unimaginative. We may not be sensitive to our failing day in and day out, but we are on Good Friday.

What bliss, what joy, what light hearts we experience on Easter morn! We are children of the King and we find an innocent pleasure in every detail of His glorious creation. With those memories in mind, give thanks for the joys of the morning... through the eyes of happy children and the Words we have received from our Father Himself...

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