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Pastor: Rev. Ken Forbes

In Isaiah 40: 10, the prophet says this: “See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power. And his arm rules for God. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes. He will tend to his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.” Sometimes it’s hard to feel special to God when there are 6 billion people on this planet. A mom of several kids I knew could turn to God for the big stuff when one of her older sons and his wife moved to Orlando, Florida. But did God really care about the little stuff? Did God care when her 5 year-old daughter spilled kool-aid on the living room carpet and the mom couldn’t get the stain out, no matter how hard she tried. Did God care that the mom felt like play-doh smooshed and smashed and stretched in her role as a mother? These things were hard for her to believe, until I showed her this verse in Isaiah 40: 11: “He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.” These verses from the prophet Isaiah in chapter 40, speak of God’s power and rule mixed with His tenderness and care. God can do anything. God is all-powerful and what does God choose? He chooses to carry His lambs – His children. The Lord chooses to gently lead mothers who have young ones. Jesus said, “I am the Good Shepherd” (John 10:11). Jesus doesn’t have to lead us and guide us. He chooses to. I don’t have to turn to Jesus for the big and small stuff in life, but my days are 100% better when I do. Yes, my friends, there are 6 billion people on this planet, but I’ve discovered when I’ve turned to Jesus in the dailyness of life. He is there. To be led, I need to look to the One I’m following. The more I do that, the more I realize Jesus, our Risen Lord, is closer than I think. 

                                                                                Love and Peace,                                                                                                                                               Pastor Ken