Good Tuesday morning. This morning I am off to Ft. Snelling Cemetery to do a graveside service. It is such an amazing place, a holy place, and such an honor to be invited in to do the holy work of burial. Peter wrote about humility in this next section. I am humbled when I walk through any cemetery just thinking of the lives of those who have died, the wealth of knowledge some took with them to their graves, the struggles some had throughout their lives or in their dying, and some who never got a chance to experience life at all. Peter asks us to be examples to the flock and to clothe ourselves in humility in our dealings with one another.
1 Peter 5:1-5 (NRSV)
Tending the Flock of God
5 Now as an elder myself and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as one who shares in the glory to be revealed, I exhort the elders among you 2 to tend the flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would have you do it—not for sordid gain but eagerly. 3 Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. 5 In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for
“God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”
Where have you seen God at work these days? How can you be an example to the flock?
Blessings on your day,