Game Changer Week 2 Devotional Day 2
DAY 2 – Tuesday
Mark 6:30-44; Exodus 15:13; 2 Corinthians 12:9; Numbers 27:17; Isaiah 40:11; Re-read Mark 6:34
Read through the passage and note down what we can discover about Jesus’ response to the crowd.
There is a card line called Really Wooly. They have these little sheep and a Shepherd on them, and the art is adorable. Each time I see them, I think of my mom. We would give them to each other, and get a kick out of them and chuckle. But they encouraged us too. They have scripture verses on them and the sentiments are precious. One time, when I was in a tough season, my mom sent me a booklet version of the cards, and it had page after page of images of the sheep with their Shepherd. It reminded me of Jesus! “I’ll lead you every day as we walk together” one page said. Another: “When you’re at your weakest…that’s when you’ll feel My strength the most.” With each page, the truth of our God clearly and plainly was there for me to remember and hold on to. I still look at that booklet from time to time.
Jesus has compassion for us. He is our Shepherd. He saw the crowd and how they were like a sheep without a shepherd (Mark 6:34). He not only invites us to rest with him, God has come in the person of Jesus Christ to care for and protect us. He gave his life for his sheep. And he defeated the power of death by rising from the dead. That’s why we can trust him to be our Shepherd. He will not leave us. In times of weakness, he is the Shepherd who picks us up and carries us.
Tell Jesus your greatest needs. Ask him to help you surrender the areas of your life where you know you need him to guide you, to be your Shepherd.
Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your son, Jesus Christ, to gather me in his arms. I trust you with my life and ask you to help me give you the areas I tightly hold on to. You are trustworthy with all of it. I surrender, Lord. Amen.