The Lord is my shepherd. I know this verse is so often read at funerals but it reaches much further than that. Have you ever spent time with sheep? They NEED a shepherd. We had a few sheep on our small farm at one time. Sheep are not very intelligent, they are not very fast (unless you are trying to catch them), and they can’t defend themselves. As great as we as human beings like to think we are, we are all of those things as well. It’s not a compliment when Jesus calls us His sheep. WE NEED a shepherd. We need someone to take care of us, to protect us and to lead us. I don’t care who you are, how much money or power you have, or what you have accomplished in this life, without the Lord it’s nothing.
Thankfully we don’t have to worry. If the Lord is your shepherd, He has everything under control, at all times. That is such a comforting thing to know. I don’t have to worry about my needs, He has always taken care of me. It may be my physical needs but it also includes the spiritual and emotional needs that I have. This world is is full of scary things. There are people facing wars or natural disasters. There are people in bondage of many types. Sometimes I wonder how people hold up under such things, but God gives grace when grace is needed. He doesn’t gives us a limited supply of strength and tell us to use it sparingly. His mercy and grace are new every morning. Can you wrap your brain around that? God is so good to us, His sheep.
I LOVE how this block turned out. I feel like I finally hit my groove with the blocks for the last couple of weeks. Took me a while, huh? I enjoyed coloring the little lamb and the flowers. I love how the back stitch looks on both blocks. So much fun to stitch!
Our SAL will be over soon. I hope you have been enjoying the time embroidering God’s Word. My prayer is that you will be blessed through this project.
Don’t forget to head to my shop to pick up these blocks this week. Starting next Sunday they will be $5 for the pair.