Come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods.
He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains.
The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.
Come, let us worship and bow down.
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God.
We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care.
- Psalm 95:1-7 (NLT)
We love the image of sheep and a shepherd. We think of sheep all fluffy and white playing, eating, sleeping under the watchful eye of a shepherd. Really thought, sheep are dumb. They can get behind a rock and be lost. They can't run fast. They can't defend themselves. The truth is a sheep can't make it without a shepherd.
Neither can we! Praise God that He is our Shepherd.
Father, because You are our Shepherd we will worship and praise You. We will breathe in who You are and then as we exhale we will sing words of praise. Help us to do so with volume and emotion! Help us to see You deeper so that our praise will be louder.