GOD PAUSE: One of my favorites stories in the Bible is the life of David. God called him from being a shepherd to prepare him to be a king. David knew a lot about sheep and it prepared to shepherd a nation. David knew that sheep have a tendency to wander off. To get into danger. To leave their place of safety and provision. David describes God's heart in Psalm 119:176 “I'll never forget what you've taught me, Lord. But when I wander off and lose my way, come after me, for I am your beloved!” Dear Papa, my friend and I belong to you. We are the sheep of your pasture. And your heart is always to come after us when we drift away. Amen and amen.