Little Flock

October 30, 2010 Donna New

Don’t keep striving for what you should eat and what you should drink and don’t be anxious…but seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided for you. Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:29, 31,32

In these days we become anxious over where the money’s going to come from for this or that. Money is tight for most of us and anxiety runs through our days. But, we don’t have to get ourselves all worked up over our lives…anything we need…from physical to emotional to spiritual.

Jesus tells us “Don’t be afraid, little flock…” I went to Strong’s Concordance again and looked up flock…sheep or disciples. So in this case it means disciples. But the word “little” is more interesting. It could mean little in age. Maybe they were younger disciples or younger Christians. It could mean little time. Maybe it was because His time was short here. It could mean quantity, there were only a few of them. And last it could mean little in rank or influence. They may have been common people with nothing special to cause them to be moving up in the ranks of the world.

So when Jesus said “little flock” it affectionately meant I love you because you’re little  in so many ways.We’re all little… our time is short, numbers of Christians are small and most of us have no rank or influence.It’s comforting to be loved by Him even though we’re small.

I used to call my nieces and nephews “little one” and “sweetie”. I can’t call them that any more. But I loved them as if they were my own. I sang songs to them about the Lord. I became a kid when we played together. I had prayed for each of them  since before they were born. So there was one way to express all that love and that was through a nickname, a term of endearment.

Then He delights to give us the kingdom. He takes pleasure in showing us favor by providing what we need. How can we worry? Our every need is affectionately, pleasantly, with favor bestowed on us. 🙂

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cheryl  |  October 30, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    That was as pleasant as a warm blanket to snuggle up in.

    • 2. purplefacedpansy  |  October 30, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      What a sweet comment. The blog came out that way By grace alone.

  • 3. potenzmittel deutschland  |  November 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Strange this post is totaly unrelated to what I was searching google for, but it was listed on the first page. I guess your doing something right if Google likes you enough to put you on the first page of a non related search.


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