Follow The Child
- “The death of an infant, however, causes all of us to struggle with the will and purpose of God. It seems strange that God would grant the gift of life and then cause it to be snuffed out before it could blossom into a stage of usefulness. But we can be sure that there is a purpose in such a life, even if it is not immediately discernible.
- James Vernon McGee again says that when a shepherd seeks to lead his sheep to better grass up the winding, thorny mountain paths, he often finds that the sheep will not follow him. They fear the unknown ridges and the sharp rocks. The shepherd will then reach into the flock and take a little lamb on one arm and another on his other arm. The he starts up the precipitous pathway. Soon the two mother sheep begin to follow, and afterward the entire flock. Thus they ascend the tortuous path to greener pastures.
- So it is with the Good Shepherd. Sometimes He reaches into the flock and takes a lamb to himself. He uses the experience to lead His people, to lift them to new heights of commitment as they follow the little lamb all the way home.”
“But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”
May God bless the grieving hearts of His children, and may they seek to follow the Good Shepherd wherever He leads.