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Dec27MonDecember 27, 2021
“The Satisfaction of the Sheep”
What do you want for Christmas? Your age and current circumstance in life will most likely determine your answer. All my grandchildren told me what they want, and I would love to give them all that their heart desires.
I remember growing up when there was a Sears and Penny’s catalog and I would circle more items than I could possibly play with or use.
As an adult my wants have a bigger price tag, wants mind you, not needs.
I will gladly give up my wants to see my children and grandchildren happy and healthy. But receiving all our wants cannot make us happy. How much is enough? “I want” can imprison a person. The bible reminds us that “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” The Apostle Paul said, “…I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.” The LORD of psalm 23 desires to give each one of us this contentment that Paul possessed! The LORD is my shepherd, therefore “I shall not want!” If the LORD is your shepherd you have God’s provision! “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!” The LORD of psalm 23 is the shepherd of psalm 23 and He gives His sheep “satisfaction” as they journey through this life.
I will not always be around for my children and grandchildren, nor can I live their lives for them, but I pray that the LORD of psalm 23 will be their shepherd and that they will listen to His voice all the days of their life!
“The LORD is ‘my’ shepherd; I shall ‘not want!’”
I pray this Christmas, if you haven’t, that you will receive Jesus Christ not only as your Savior and Lord, but come to know Him as your shepherd!