Thursday, July 12, 2012

God's Holy Heart

“He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.”
Isaiah 40:11

This is quite the conundrum. Our God is mighty and merciful.  Our world doesn’t know many who live with that kind of character.  Most who are mighty use their power to serve their own interests.  Most who are merciful lack the might to affect great change.  God has a holy heart.

The picture painted here is of one who carries the young and leads their parents.  Anyone interested in signing up for that kind of leadership?  We have an invitation.

God wants to be more than a subject we discuss or a distinguished guest we entertain.  He wants to carry us in our youth and lead us as we learn to stand in our own faith.  He is the Good Shepherd and, according to John 10, His sheep know His voice.  He wants to be so much more than a historical figure or a gift-giver.  He wants us all to know the sound of his holy heartbeat and grow up with a heart that beats like His. 

How would life under your roof be different if this was your family's highest priority? 
What would you do differently today? 
What are you waiting for?


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