Ezekiel 34:11 says, “For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep”.
The thing about sheep is that they wander around. That is why they need a shepherd, someone who can watch over them so that when they wander into a dangerous place or get lost, they have someone to rescue them. Jesus likens us to sheep. Sometimes in life we have moments when we wander off on our own, it need not be physical sometimes our hearts do the wandering. Before long, we realise we feel distant from God and lost so far away and we don’t know how to find our way back.
I want to encourage you today, that in those times when you are not sure where you are or where to go, God said He will come find you. His promise is that He never leaves nor forsakes us. So even when we cannot work out our bearings, God has us in His sight. In those moments when life seems unbearable, we have the good Shepherd seeking us out so He can lift the weight off our shoulders.
What I like about the verse today is that it is such a bold display of God’s love and affection for His children. He said, “I myself will search and find my sheep”. There is such determination in that one phrase. He will not stop searching until you are found. Also, He does not assign one of His angels to look for you. Finding you, is something so important to Him He does it Himself. You are important to God. You are loved beyond measure. No matter how lost you are or feel, if you are His sheep, He is looking for you and He will find you.
Have a blessed week.