Is it true that with two we’re never lost? When that “other” person is Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is it even more comforting, to know that not only is He always nearby, he’s already been where we’re going so there’s no way we can really get lost?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.
As a boy I remember once getting lost in the woods on a family vacation. I thought that I knew where I was going and how I would be getting back. Nevertheless, my feet had wandered. Suddenly I just didn’t know which tree had been the one that I had passed last. Panicked, I began to retrace my steps. That’s when I heard distinct footsteps heading in my direction. It wasn’t long before I recognized a familiar figure plodding deliberately in my direction. It was my little brother. He had seen me go into the woods and had decided to find out where I was going. My mind was at ease as I was quickly reminded of that old adage, “With two you are never lost!” Now I knew I would find my way back.
Here’s a story: “In the mid-17th century, Oliver Cromwell sent his secretary to the continent on some important, state business. One night during his travels he found he was unable to sleep. According to an old custom a servant slept in his room and that evening the servant was sleeping soundly. In the middle of the night the secretary woke the man up to tell the servant that he could not rest because ‘I am so afraid something will go wrong with the diplomatic mission,’ ‘Master,’ said the valet, ‘may I ask a question or two?’ ‘Of course.’ “Did God rule the world before we were born?” ‘Most assuredly He did.’ ‘And will He rule it after we are dead?’ ‘Certainly He will.’ ‘Then, master, why not let Him rule the present, too?’ The servant’s reply stirred the secretary’s faith he found a deep sense of peace, and in a few minutes both he and the servant were sound asleep.” (Gregory Dawson, Sermoncentral.com)
With two we’re never lost. Even more comforting, when that “other” person is Jesus, the Good Shepherd, it’s good to know that not only is He always nearby, he’s already been where we’re going so there’s no way we can really get lost. He’s in control of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Time is subject to His will. The Bible tells us that Jesus is always “before His people” (John 10:4), “behind His people” (Psalm 63:7), “above His people” (Deut. 32:11), “beneath His people” (Isaiah 40:11), “around His people” (Psalm 139:3), “with His people” (Mat. 1:23), and “in the midst of His people” (Zeph. 3:17). That being the case, knowing the way there and back is simply a matter of knowing Him. With two we’re never lost!
We pray. Heavenly Father. Look how the wild flowers grow: they don't work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers. It is God who clothes the wild grass—grass that is here today and gone tomorrow, burned up in the oven. Won't He be all the more sure to clothe you? What little faith you have! In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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