Mind of God? Martin Luther wrote: “Who is it that knows and recognizes the sheep while they are so deeply covered up and buried with shame, suffering, death, disgrace, and scandal, that they do not even know themselves? Certainly, none but Christ alone.”
Think about it. God knows every small and infinitely insignificant detail of our character and person. Although we are covered in sin, Jesus knows each of us individually, as surely as God knows His own Son.
God’s Word tells us: “‘I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.’” (John 9:4).
Jesus is constantly zeroed in on us. Waddle around in our sin, squawking our complaints as we might, we can never leave the watchful and ever-seeking eyes of Jesus Christ. Our faces may be dirty and tear-streaked, but rest assured, each bit of dirt and glisten of tear is individually inventoried upon the mind our Good and faithful shepherd Savior! Cradled in the mind of God.
We pray. “Father, thank You that Jesus is all we need for life and godliness. Thank You that in Him are the words of eternal life and that He is the Good Shepherd of the sheep and the singular Door into the sheepfold. We praise and and thank You for His glory and love for each of us. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)