[The LORD’s Messiah] will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace.

Micah 5:4

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

The prophet, Micah, looked into God’s future and anticipated, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the Messiah’s presence as Israel’s Shepherd. This future one born in Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1-6) would be Israel’s Shepherd, King, and Messiah. We know Jesus, our Messiah, Shepherd, and LORD, has come! We find our hope in him. He is our Good Shepherd, who will return for us, call us each by name, and bring us securely into his fold forever. There, we will share in his protective care and eternal peace. O LORD, please hasten that day to come, soon!

My Prayer…

Our LORD God, thank you for sending Jesus as the sacrificial lamb for my sins and the Good Shepherd of your sheep. Thank you for the promise of rest, protection, and peace that are part of my present and my future with your Son as my shepherd. In his name, I pray. Amen.

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