Thursday, December 13, 2018

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

The Lamb Is Our Shepherd
Revelation 7:13-17
The Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. (Revelation 7:17)
The book of Revelation gives us a marvelous picture. The Lamb of God leads us from one fountain of water to another, always deeper into the love of God (7:17).
Jesus prayed in the Upper Room shortly before He went to the cross: “I have declared to [the disciples] Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them” (John 17:26).
Jesus leads us into an ever deeper knowledge of the love of God. His concern is not merely that we know about God, but that we know how deeply we’re cherished and loved. As Jesus said, the love the Father has for the Son He also has for us.
But it’s a process to comprehend  that love. It takes time for God’s love to take hold of us. Perhaps you’re not sure that He loves you. Be patient. The Holy Spirit is at work guiding you into all truth (John 16:13). Read and meditate on His words and deeds in the Gospels. Ask Him to show you God’s love. In time He will reveal its “width and length and depth and height” (Ephesians 3:18).
And if I understand it correctly, the process will go on throughout eternity. We will be completely satisfied in heaven, and yet we will continue growing, for there is no end to the love of God.
Dear Lord, thank you for your ever abounding love. Amen
Our love has limits but God’s love is boundless.

Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church