Saturday 28 September 2019
Zechariah 2:5-9, 14-15. Jeremiah 31:10-13. Luke 9:43-45.
The Lord will guard us, like a shepherd guarding his flock – Jeremiah 31:10-13
‘They shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord’
Jeremiah reminds us of the hope-filled joy we experience when we turn to the Lord who is like a shepherd bringing nourishment and life to those who are scattered. Like a shepherd, he will gather the flock, and show the paths back to pastures full of goodness and love. He will guard the young and the old providing plentiful abundance to sustain each one forever.
Zechariah also speaks of the protection of the Lord when he announces that that the ‘one who touches you touches the apple of my eye’. For all time people have been imbued with God’s love as this expression so eloquently demonstrates. Let us ponder and pray for those who are scattered that they will become aware of the presence of the One who promises an eternal covenant of love and protection. Be with us, Lord, and make us radiant with your goodness.