Walking WITH or Walking BEHIND?
Have you ever considered how shepherds walk and guide their flock from behind, while the sheep move forward ahead? From the perspective of the sheep, the shepherd is ‘unseen’ and with the gentle movements of his staff, barely perceived by them. Have you ever had your faith derailed because you expect to walk WITH God, side by side, so you can ‘see’ and ‘feel’ Him, because you believe ‘feeling’ and ‘seeing’ is believing? I have! Isn’t it usually when we can’t ‘see’ or ‘feel’ Him that we accuse Him of not being there for us? Remember He is our shepherd! We can take a lesson from Jacob/Israel who knew God as: “The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd for my whole life until today (Gen. 48:15).