Sunday, October 19, 2008

Jesus Safe Leadership

At the end of it all, I am loved by One who died for me. I can completely trust Him. Nothing is beyond His grasp, His ability, His love for me. For us.

Psalm 116, "I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my supplication. He's inclined His ear to me, and I'll call upon Him as long as I live."

He hears. Our God hears. Isn't that amazing. He's not off and away, distracted, mad or angry. He's near, and inclining His heart toward us.

Song of Solomon 3, "What is this, coming up from the wilderness? Behold, it's the traveling couch of Solomon (Jesus); with sixty mighty men around it, all expert in war and wielders of the sword."

Jesus is a safe leader. In this picture of Solomon traveling over the wilderness with a regiment of warriors is an image of how Jesus is fitted out to protect and defend us, His Beloved.

Sixty men is three times the number normally chosen to escort royalty or a leader. Jesus is taking no risks with our safety and "guarding against the terrors of the night."

Our hearts and minds are safe with Him, even in the midst of crisis and physical peril.

I'm bringing myself back to this. God is good. God is love. He hears my cries. Ah, beloved, He works all things together for good.

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful.

Lisa said...

Amen!

Angie (Vickery) Roberts said...

Just what I needed to hear today. Thanks for being God's voice. I continue to be amazed at the extent of the power His Word carries.