“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.”Psalm 95:6.
Let us worship Him, not for the prayers that He has answered, or even the prayers that seem to go unanswered for a very long time, not because everything goes our way, but even if nothing seems to be easy, let us worship Him because…
‘He gives us eternal life, and we shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages – to all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed. And no one is able to snatch us out of His Hand.’ (John 10:28, Amplified.)
We are in His hands.
And who are we? Who are we to have such a powerful promise of life eternal and protection from all powers?
We are those who have made a decision to say, “For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand.”Psalm 95:7.
Are you a sheep of His pasture? He is the good Shepherd. But there is a thief. He comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. But the good Shepherd has come that His sheep may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10. That is what is true.
“I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd gives His life for His sheep.” John 10:11.
Today, do you and I have breath? Even if nothing is going my way,or if things are not going as you planned, He laid down His life for me, and for you, and gives us eternal life, we will never die; and He promises, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” John 10:28.
Our lives are in His hand.
“Oh come, let us worship and bow down.”
I may not understand one bit why things are going the way they are. Why worshipers die young, why worshipers become paralized from the neck down, why lovers of God even suffer homelessness, and cancer and great trials of loss. None of this makes sense.
Yet, if He is our good Shepherd, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Romans 8:31,32.
“…Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Romans 8:35. “…For I am persuaded beyond doubt -am sure- that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things things impending and threatening, nor things to come,
nor powers Nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38,39.
That is why we come and bow down and worship our King, the good Shepherd, because we have heard His voice and we choose to follow Him. Not because He has answered all of our prayers, but because He has answered the prayer that is most important -life after death- eternal life,
and His perfect Love casts out all our fear because He’s got me, and He’s got you, in His hand.
And if you are not sure if He is your good Shepherd, Oh, come, and worship Him. “Today, if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion.” Psalm 95:7. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved…”Acts. 16:31.
Yes, outside there are still conflicts, and inside there are still fears,
NEVERTHELESS GOD. “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation!”Ps. 95:1