As I write the skies have opened to pour showers of blessings upon the parched ground. Showers of blessing! If that sounds like an old hymn, it is. The image is taken from Ezekiel 34:26, as God reiterates, HE is shepherd—going after flocks when they get scattered, rescuing, bringing them back from foreign lands. Here God also promises to be the judge between the sheep, between the rams and the goats, too. He asks a question to the flocks which begins: “Aren’t you satisfied. . .” That is THE question, isn’t it? What is contentment? What is satisfaction? How do you know you have had enough, a sufficient plenty as my grandfather was fond of announcing?
With all the voices telling us we aren’t enough or that we shouldn’t be satisfied, we may miss the still small voice of God, the voice of Christ, the whisper of the Spirit reminding us God created us and filled us with ability to reach the potential with which we are filled. When you are parched with doubt or when you feel taken in by the limitless desire for more, remember that God, our Good Shepherd promises to send us showers of blessing.