I caught this picture this morning, The sheep where casually strolling through the field in the direction of the church.
It made me think of a simple reflection. That is we have been shown how to get better, where the direction of our salvation lies, and yet unlike these sheep we keep turning around to pause and stumble.
“For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
We might get worried if we read this verse, but it seems to suggest not a pause or a doubt, but a complete turning back from where you started. Surely if we go back to our old ways then God will be saddened. But the path is clear, like these sheep we see it and know it.
Jesus Christ is the path, and he is on his way and he is not tarrying, he is not pausing and he is not going back on his word because he gave his life for you and me. We are in advent and we are awaiting the arrival of Christ, so we can celebrate with him, and surely as Christ has shown us the way, we must in turn show others the way by reaching out and being lights shining in the darkness this Christmas and forever more.
Dear Father, you have created this earth, you have given your Son and you have sent the Holy Spirit and we all thank you and praise you for your compassion on us. Allow us to experience your voice in our daily lives so that we can be lights shining in the darkness and so you will be pleased with our souls, through the sacrifice of your son, Jesus Christ.