It is he who has made us and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. (Psalm 100:3b)
I don’t often respond when other people talk about me on the comment section of other blogs, (and it does happen), but this time it led to something I wanted to write. So I will respond to Kattie Coon’s remarks. It seems she has set up a page with predictions about how amendment 10-A voting will turn out. She thinks it will win 91 to 82. And she wrote on John Shucks blog telling him he was wrong about it now being a tie.
But my interest is this comment:
But Kattie apparently doesn’t know about the sheep.
“Kattie W. Coon said...
John, the best part is that the model predicts that Sacramento (Viola's home base) will flip. She really has her work cut out for her.
I know, I know, I need to repent of that guilty pleasure.”
They are hid in Christ and protected by his care. They wear the yoke of the Lord, not the burdens that others attempt to place on them. His yoke is easy he tells us and his burdens light. And, thinking deeper, it is his work and not ours. Furthermore, in following Jesus, one follows and works with many. In fact, one labors amid the church triumphant who stand as witnesses to battles already fought and finished. (Heb. 11)
And here is the most important part, the battle, which is his, has already been won, this is just a skirmish. So if it loses, if Sacramento flips, as Kattie puts it, if 10-A wins in the denomination, if the demons of hell spend a few nights (and they will be nights) cavorting about, remember Christ has already risen and stands at the right hand of the Father guiding his church even in its broken state. He feeds and nourishes his people giving them the true and pure pleasure of fellowship with himself. (John 14:23)
Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the :Lord with gladness;
Come before him with joyful singing.
Know that the Lord himself is God:
It is he who made us and not we ourselves;
We are his people the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.
For the Lord is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100)
Please take time to watch the sheep in this video of Psalm 100 and think about your joy and pleasure in the Lord