God's Word says, "I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign LORD. I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice." Ezekiel 34:15, 16
The flock of St. Luke's belongs to Jesus. He bought her with his flawless innocent life, and his tortured death on the cross, and his triumphant rising from the dead on Easter. The flock belongs to Him. The glory is His alone!
We see just some of the obvious outward blessings that Jesus has rained down on us by grace alone. So many of Jesus' blessings are spiritual - invisible - yet obvious through the eyes of faith. We cannot thank Him enough for his countless kindnesses. We pray that Jesus will make us faithful stewards - using all we have and all that we are to glorify Him.
God bless us everyone - by grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone!
- Pastors Anthony E. Schultz and Mark R. Gartner