A Meditation: On Genesis 29:7-8 // Forbearance Towards Others //

by Matheus Yuhlung

‘He said, “Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered together. Water the sheep and go, pasture them.” But they said, “We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together and the stone is rolled from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.”’ – Genesis 29:7-8

The beauty of the bride is shown forth when all its monads are constituted with divine aptness. And what are these monads if you ask – it is you and me; the little sheep whom Christ is the shepherd. The beauty of brotherhood shown forth by these shepherds in the verse above – shows the attitude we must have among our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. For the stone that covered the well was not heavy enough to water the early reaching flocks but they choose to wait for their brethrens to start with.

Let us also learn to have patience for our brethrens who are slow yet crawling to find their personhood in Christ. Let us co – operate for grace has been poured forth for all. Just has Christ has been gracious for you and me let us be to others as well.

Since the fellowship of Christ is such that it is enjoyed in multitudes. There is no you or me – but what that is communal; the grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; the body that He broke and the blood that He poured. Let us all look forward to eternity with the same sentiments that John showed in chapter three verse thirty and i.e. He must increase, but I must decrease.

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