Read: Luke 12:22-32
Study: “Don’t be afraid” is one of the most common commands in the Bible for a reason. We tend to fear, to worry about what the future might hold. Our minds may see truth in Jesus’ question, “Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life?” (We know that research says worry shortens our lives.) But our hearts still tend to worry. Jesus tenderly called his followers his “little flock,” an image of God’s deep desire for their ultimate well being. Today, when worry hits you, take a minute and rest in the fact that you are a part of God’s flock.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you told us that you are the good Shepherd, willing even to give your life for your flock. I thank you for your tender care for me, both now and in eternity. Amen