It’s been a rough couple of days…I’ve been on the verge of sickness for awhile and having a couple of nights where I couldn’t fall asleep until 1 or 2 am didn’t help matters. We had a very full and tiring (but good) weekend and are now in the throes of an even fuller and busier week. I had no time for my Five Minute Friday post last week and was about to skip my post for today as well because I really felt like I had nothing to share in terms of my enjoyment in the Word.
But then Lord reminded me that I do have something. I did enjoy something in the Word this morning…the day has just been so long that this morning feels like ages ago. This morning I read Revelation 7:17:
“…The Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and guide them to springs of waters of life; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
What struck me when I was praying over this verse is that the Lamb is the One shepherding us. Isn’t that strange – to have a lamb as a shepherd? What would you think if you saw a flock being shepherded by…another sheep? I think I’ve always appreciated the fact that the Lord is my shepherd, but this morning I appreciated the fact that He’s a Lamb-Shepherd. He shepherds us as one of us, even as one of the weakest of us. Maybe that’s why His care is so thorough and fine. He is no stranger to our human experiences, but has been tempted in all respects like us. He knows what it’s like to be exhausted at the end of a long day, to have your body weakened by sickness and sleep deprivation. As our Lamb Shepherd He is fully able to sympathize with whatever we’re going through, but not only that, He’s also able to guide us to springs of waters of life. As He leads us to drink of the springs which satisfies our thirst, God is able to wipe away all our tears of dissatisfaction.
So whatever kind of week you may have ahead of you and however you may be feeling, let this Lamb shepherd you. He knows exactly what you need. Follow Him and you will find yourself drinking from the springs of waters of life.