The Sheep Of His Hand

Lily Among Thorns Song of Solomon 2:2 In the Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3

Shape Up and Fly Right, Chapter 2, page 62

Straight away the two groups were led to what looked to be the main building, and taking it all in as we went along. You couldn’t help but notice how the place lit up the night sky, the high towers hovering from above and the barbwire fence surrounding the complex.

A huge steel door awaited our group of little more than a half dozen, and upon entry in the complex, it became quite apparent the place was void of all human amenities and in it’s place were dreary gray concrete walls and cold steel girders.

Chapter 2, Page 64

I then jumped a bit from the shock of hearing the door click shut behind me, and it was at this time my sensibilities finally caught up with my emotions. After walking over to the shelf, I had myself a seat and, bowing my head, I looked up to my heavenly Father and began to pray just barely more than just a whisper.

Dear God, How I long for the simple joys of my childhood, which would bring me such happiness and fullness of heart. I am so frightful right now. I am afraid from now on fear shall be my only and constant companion. Help me not to make it so. But am I destined to remain transparent in this life and never again to be a part of the living. Am I always to be taunted by others and to be set apart? If I could only journey beyond this world and into the next, into Your world of “Happy Endings.” What of my dreams of a happy home? Shall I never experience the intense stare of a lover’s gaze? Or am I fated to only capture glimpses of these precious and most desired of gifts, and never enabled to make them my own?

Author’s Commentary

All Lily can do is advance, and with each step she takes. She ponders how can this be her destiny, inclosed by a rigid cement and steel industrial facility! Truly there is nothing hospitable about this criminal network. But all she can do like a sheep being corralled into a closed pen, is to keep moving along with her new equally bewildered fellow sojourners. 

Deeper still, with each step she approaches closer into the ‘Belly of the ‘Beast.’ Lily thereby fighting the inevitable begins to embrace her faithful spirit of liberty within God’s goodly open pastures, and there she lives among the pages of the Holy Scriptures and immerses herself in the sunshine of Biblical truths.

The frigid cold night air feels as emotionless to Lily as the wicked construction that now lies before her, and she wonders is there anything greater than the immense ‘Wicked Global Cabal’! Lily takes great comfort in her next thought in the knowledge of knowing no worldly stronghold manifestation of the enemy is so enormous, or superior to her simple faith and her love for the Lord and the Saviour Jesus Christ!

Lily refuses to accept the wiles of trickery by the pawns of that aged old enemy ‘That Old Serpent.’ And reassuringly she makes a pledge to herself, to live on her own terms as a daughter of the Most High God, and she regards her prayers as tiny hopeful twinkling lights in a dark place.

Bible Study

Holy Scriptures, Old Testament, Sheep

Psalms 95:7-8, For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice. Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness.

Jeremiah 23:1, Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.

Holy Scriptures, New Testament, Sheep

Matthew 10:16, Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the world of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Matthew 25: 32, And before him shall he gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.

Hebrews 13:20, Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the ever lasting covenant.

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Holy Scriptures, King James Bible

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