Point the Lost Sheep to the Shepherd - Logan Call
This past week as part of my daily devotional, I started reading first Peter, as I had never really studied it before. Today I read chapter two and as I got into it, I recognized a pretty common focus that Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of our faith and that he is a solid rock that we can stand on every day and he will never fail us. There is so much light that can be brought out of this particular part of the passage, however, what truly struck me was the last verse of the passage which is 1 Peter 2:25 which says,
“For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.”
This laid out to me so clearly that we are like sheep. Oftentimes, we follow the popular trends of the world which leads to sin. This chasing after the popular trend and culture of this world causes us to stray from our “Shepherd and Overseer” which is Jesus Christ.
I found this particular verse to directly relate to the situation I am currently in at school. I play football at my high school and everyday I sit with me team at lunch. I have sat with the same group of football friends the past two years of my high school and I have become known as a Christian within the group of unbelievers. For the past two years, I have been trying to engage them in different conversations about the Lord and my faith. As of recently they have been more willing to ask questions and have shown greater curiosity in this subject. This verse really made me realize that through Jesus Christ I can be a shepherd to the lost sheep of this world. I know that the guys at my lunch table do not know the Lord however as they continue to ask me questions and ask for my advice I begin to see the lord stirring their hearts towards him and I am thankful that the Lord has given me the opportunity to witness to this group of young men.
I chose to talk about this verse because in this word, God truly showed me that through him I can stand as his representative and be Christ (metaphorically) in others lives as I am doing at my lunch table. The world is full of sheep who are lost in sin and know nowhere else to go but towards sin, I believe that our calling as Christians is to be the shepherd in their lives and draw them to the true Shepherd Jesus Christ.