PRAYING FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND NATION
Let your heart seek out and abide in the care of the Great Shepherd (Isa 53:6). #TheWanderer #ProneToWander #FollowTheShepherdRedeemer https://bible.com/bible/1588/isa.53.6.AMP
MORNING WATCH NOTES:
Isaiah 53:6 says, “All of us like sheep have gone astray [wandered], We have turned, each one, to his own way;” (AMP)
Two songs come to mind. One by 1960s pop star, Dion: “They call me the wanderer; Yeah, the wanderer. I roam around, around, around, around. I roam from town to town; And I’m as happy as a clown; I with my two fists of iron but I’m going nowhere. I roam around, around, around.” So typical of The Wanderer. Acting the “clown.” ‘Round and ‘round he/she goes, going nowhere. Just living a hedonist lifestyle.
Isaiah 53:6 continues, “But the Lord has caused the wickedness of us all [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing] To fall on Him [instead of us].” (AMP)
The second song is by pastor & hymnodist, Robert Robinson. Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing (1758): “Oh to grace how great a debtor; Daily I’m constrained to be. Let Thy grace now like a fetter; Bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord I feel it; Prone to leave the God I love. Here’s my heart, oh take and seal it; Seal it for Thy courts above.”
Unlike Dion’s Wanderer above, Robinson’s Wanderer has finally found peace and contentment, in the Great Shepherd-Redeemer.
Left to myself I am prone to wander. Yielded to Christ, The Good Shepherd, I am gathered into his fold. I am no longer “The Wanderer;” roamer, drifter, nomad. But abiding in his love and grace my heart is at rest and peacefully bound to him.