1 Peter 5: 1-4
1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed:
2 Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve;
3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
As mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, wives, husbands, co-workers, friends and all those other relationship we have on this earth, we are charged by God as caretakers of those relationships. It's a big responsibilty, but God tells us that if we take good care of those He has entrusted to us, we will have the reward of a crown of glory. I'd like to think about this today and turn it over in my heart. I know the only way to really be a good caretaker is to be the kind of person God would have me be. These are awesome words from God today.
Hope you enjoy your day!
Come visit with me and walk around my yard. Mind you, I haven't been working in my yard for the past two years and the weeds and shrubs that birds plant have grown up in the azalea beds. But, even they are beautiful. I've so enjoyed being able to get out and do a few things this spring. My leg, hip and tail bone seem to like it, and only grumble a bit. Thank God for Allison too, who helps me in the yard.