Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete.
“The Big Mo” is the momentum that develops in sports, business, advertising, or other ventures. It happened in the 1960s when Ferrari dominated Grand Prix road racing. But then Ford began investing money and technology, and the momentum switched to them. They dominated Ferrari in the late Sixties. Ford was just too big and too strong.
Recommended Reading: John 10:1-7
There is something really big happening in God’s kingdom; the momentum is with those who belong to God. God sent His Son to be the “Shepherd of the sheep.” He even allowed the Shepherd’s blood to be spilled to open the way for sinful mankind to enter heaven. He instituted a new “everlasting covenant” (a promise) to seal our certainty about the future. What “that great Shepherd of the sheep” has done for us is big—really big. The movement and momentum of God’s plan and purpose is with us. There is never a reason to be doubtful about the future.
Do you belong to the great Shepherd? Are you one of His sheep? If you are, nothing can stop you (John 10:28).
As the sheep follows its shepherd, just so ought the professing Christian to follow Christ.
J. C. Ryle
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Jeremiah 28 – 32