The Shepherd of Peace


Kyle and Krista Kraemer

Isaiah 40: 6-14, 21-24  

The grass withers, the flowers fade, but The word of the Lord (our God) remains forever.  Think about all that has happened since the bible was written. Changes in what things were written on, plagues, wars, persecution, but the word of God remains through everything.  Today’s passage is powerful because it speaks of God comforting his people, protecting them, and ultimately being enthroned above.  There is so much in life that changes except the word of God, and he is there through everything.  

He protects his flock like a shepherd, gathers the lambs in his arms, and he carries them in the fold of his garment. He could have chosen a lot of different ways to describe the way he cares for us, but so often God describes himself as a shepherd carrying a sheep.  There are times in life, like now, that are so uncertain and where we have questions, stress, and do not know what is going to happen. And for us, it is comforting to picture a God who carries us and gently leads us. As mentioned in this passage, he comes with strength and has power but he also protects and loves his people and carries them when they fall down or don’t know what else to do.

When things are difficult, especially, we look for things to put our hope in.  Medicine, social distancing, video games, things that make us happy are all things that we seem to be running to right now for comfort.  What makes this passage meaningful is that it discusses comfort in times or trial and peace. You can’t find that type of comfort in anything else you do and if you do, it usually doesn’t last and is only temporary.  The peace and comfort that is sustainable is only that which comes from living by faith.  Let us find that type of comfort and peace.

But I will hope continually and praise you more and more Psalm 71:14

Love you guys
– Kyle and Krista

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