“For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out.”
Ezekiel 34: 11 NRSV
Skeptics discount repeating affirmations as an exercise in wishful thinking. I disagree. I always hear something I hadn’t noticed before or am nudged to think outside the spot in which I am grazing.
I notice the English word for “sheep” is both singular and plural. I may be away from the community and all its “flockiness,” but on God’s search list, it is me and them. Hope stirs.
Repeating the affirmation above reminds me that today I am not only chosen but also wanted for a team, project, or mission. I may wish to become a winning pitcher but the captain may have sought me out for shortstop or third base. Am I ok with that? What if the coach wants me for tennis or something else way out of my comfort zone? Wow!
Am I ready to play? The ball is back in my court.
Lord, help us choose to be chosen. Amen
What is God’s game plan for me this week?
Written by Nancy Alice Morton