“The LORD is my shepherd;” Psalm 23:1a
It was almost audible.
The Lord’s whisper to my heart this morning.
He’s been telling me that this year would be different.
Recently, He had me block out the ten days before Christmas.
I even put a note in for today: Start the 10 days before Christmas.
So, I’ve been praying.
“What exactly are we doing Lord?”
Look for Me in Psalms.
Well, okay. I put my audio Bible on Psalm 1 and started listening. I’d pause and take note of any scripture which seemed to point to Jesus.
I found some nuggets, but nothing seemed to be it.
Until Psalm 23.
My room seemed to disappear and inside my heart I was listening to Jesus.
“The LORD is My shepherd,”
My mind pictured a tiny babe in a manger with on-lookers whose sheep had strangled along behind them.
With those humble shepherds gazing at our Savior, His voice reminded me again,
The LORD is My shepherd,
John 5:19 NKJV — Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
John 5:30 NKJV — “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
John 8:28 NKJV — Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.
Jesus, our example in all things, was led by God the Father.
John 8:29 NKJV — “And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”
Jesus, the Savior of the World, came through the will of the Father.
In all Jesus did, He lived unto God alone.
He was the perfect lamb. (John 1:29)
To remember this beautiful truth on our first day of the 10 days till Christmas, we are each going to draw a lamb.
On the back we are writing Psalm 23:1a.
Each of us will have the opportunity to add other scripture as well.
As you can see, mine is on an index card.
Anne is using drawing paper.
It doesn’t matter how large or small.
But in these next ten days we are each going to craft our own pictures of the Nativity while we look for Jesus in Psalm 23.
We’d love to have you join us.
Please feel free to share your comments, pictures, and scriptures with us.
Christmas is about the best gift ever given.
As we find a new way to remember Him, I pray our hearts grow even more in love with Jesus,
“Behold the Lamb of God!” John 1:35b