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No Fear

Do not be afraid, little flock,
for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Luke 12:32

I had not ever paid attention to that verse in Luke before. The verse right before it talks about seeking his kingdom so my mind would start singing the scripture song, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God….”

When I finally did make the leap to verse 32, it felt like a warm fuzzy moment.

God has been pleased to give me -- part of His flock -- His kingdom. When I started digging I found that some other versions of the Bible mention that He “chooses gladly to” or He “delights” in giving us his kingdom.

What about us? What do we need to do? That’s when we backtrack to Luke 12:31 (and Matthew 6:33). We “seek” his kingdom. He provides for us in “his kingdom”. We do not have to be fearful or to worry. He sees our hearts. He knows what goes on behind the scenes of our public persona. We do not have to be ashamed to show the world who we are because who we are is His. The Holy Spirit lives in us, empowering us.

How do we become one of his “little flock”? We believe in Him. We believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that He was and is the sacrifice for our sins. The sins that hold us hostage and make us afraid can be forgiven if we ask.

I just get a picture of God with all of His little flock around him. I see a look of pure joy on his face. He is delighted with his children. His hands are out in love and compassion accepting us into his fold, gathering us to Him.

And that, my friends, is nothing to be afraid of.

God, thank you for allowing us to be part of your flock. Amen.

Susan P.

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