The Cane

Have you ever wondered about how a cane is used? The cane is a device that helps people walk who has physical impairments. In Bible times, it was also used by shepherds keeping watch over their flock of sheep.

A shepherd’s cane typically had a crook on the top which could be used to wrap around a sheep’s neck and pull it to safety. The shepherd’s cane could also be used as a defense weapon to ward off people who might be attacking them or to ward off wild animals going after the sheep.

One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 23:
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

I just love this promise. Jesus is our shepherd. When we are weary, He makes us lie down in green pastures. He leads us besides still waters. He restores our soul. He tends to us when we need it most. He loves us so very much. He anoints our heads with oil meaning that He cares for us to the point that our innermost being overflows in His love for us.

For me, doing life without Jesus is like walking on a broken leg without a cane or a crutch. It’s hard and painful not to have hope in Christ. Doing life without ever reading and studying the Word of our Heavenly Father is like being in a desert and thirsting for water but never getting a drink that would quench our thirst.

In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me.” If you are having difficulty in life with your faith, then pick up God’s cane, the Holy Bible. The secrets to a successful and happy life are written in that Book. Seek a relationship with the Father’s Son. Commit your life to Him today.

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!” Joshua 24:15b. I pray that you will  serve Him as well.

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