“All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, everyone, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
It has been many years since I have thought of this verse.
This morning I choose to use my favorite Bible in my devotional time. This particular Bible is a Women’s Study Bible that I came to know Jesus intimately during my loneliness and struggles during my ‘single again ‘ years. Jesus has been in my heart since age 9 but He didn’t fill my total being until I was 49. The Mighty Jesus used this particular Bible to bring this wayward child home.
Some mornings I do a more formal devotional. Other mornings I ask The Lord just to hive me a word, to just speak to me and I will open my Bible where I feel He is leading me. This morning it was Isaiah 53.
This is one of the very first verses I memorized as a young girl. I was in GA – Girls Auxiliary in our church and this was the verse that was the theme verse for all GA groups. It has been years since I thought of this verse.
As I read it this morning over and over God spoke –
- oh how many times have I strayed from The Lord since I was that 9 yr old girl! Too many to count! Yet every time He has found me and brought me home to His sweet pasture! Praise The Lord!!!!
- how fan anyone miss the prophecy in this verse? I did for many years. Isaiah the great prophet spoke of our LORD 700-740 years before His birth!!!!
-Jesus bore my sins so that I have the privilege and honor to be His sheep enjoying His beautiful, lush pasture.
Thank you LORD for ALWAYS finding me and for bringing me home each time I wander off and THANK YOU for choosing me and dying for me.
This wandering sheep is so blessed.
May you have an awesome day walking with Jesus.