Our Good Shepherd is the VICTORIOUS Shepherd. And on this Good Shepherd Sunday as we consider all that our God provides for us.
It doesn’t take very long before we get tired. We are tired physically, running ragged on our frantic American rat race to nowhere. We are tired emotionally. This is especially dangerous because too many of us go looking for rest in physically harmful ways – like drugs or alcohol. Finally, we as a nation are spiritually exhausted because precious few know that Jesus is the only place to find rest for our weary souls.
What does the church look like? You might be thinking it’s a little underwhelming in this world. Splintered and limping, the Christ’s church on earth doesn’t have the outward glory pictured in heaven. God’s glory is there! St. John’s Revelation helps us see it!
What a song! The picture in Revelation has everything except the tune. The majesty and the glory of our God on full display is a powerful vision of comfort. To God’s timeless view of the world, this is a done deal. To our limited view of life in time, we have a way to go. God won’t leave us. This Sunday we offer comfort using a view from heaven.
“A mighty fortress is our God!” That is the cry of the Reformation. What titanic changes took place a little over 500 years ago? Only a return to grace, Scripture, and faith. That is a recipe for peace no matter what trouble one might face in life. Join us this Sunday as we worship our God and celebrate the reformation.