Hope for the Flock

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Those of you brought up in churches when hymns were a thing may remember Martin Luther‘s, “A Mighty Fortress is our God” written around 1528.

As a German monk, Luther learned the psalms by heart, so they served as a basis for a number of his hymns. He wrote 37 hymns in all and one if his earliest was “O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold” based on Psalm 12.

Check out the lyrics from verse four:

“Defend Thy truth, O God, and stay this evil generation; and from the error of its way keep your own congregation. The wicked everywhere abound and would your little flock confound; but you are our salvation!”

I love these words because looking back over the last months they provide hope when we seem to see evil lurking everywhere.

It’s easy to be filled with despair, but remembering that God protects his children, (his little flock) when we hold fast to truth is a comfort. He fights for us, keeping us safe and secure as we trust His Word.

From a human view, situations often appear hopeless, but we can have victory when our hope is in HIM. Join me in taking a firm stand for truth, knowing that even if we’re in the minority, we are not alone. Hold fast—we have nothing to fear.

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