Letter from a Servant

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Posted by Katie

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"You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows." – Psalm 23:5

As I read Psalm 23:5 this week. I couldn't help but think about those who are persecuting Christians even as I write these words. I imagine verse 5 was written for them.

Dear Pursuers,

You have thought me just a lowly shepherd, wandering the hills with almost nothing to my name, keeping watch over a flock of sheep so inconsequential that no one else in the world would miss them should you devour them.

You have underestimated me.

I have a sovereignty that watches over a flock of 7 billion.
I have the strength, the courage, and the power to hold you in your place while I let my children rest within arm’s length of you.
I have the means to provide an overflowing and unending amount of nourishment to my flock.
I have all of this, and still, I choose to lead by serving.

I also have an empty chair.

It’s yours if you want it.
Just come to the door and knock.
Ask, and I will show you how lavishly I love.


The Shepherd King

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