Tandem Step

December 11th, 2019

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Ezekiel 34:1-12

During my mom’s Alzheimer’s journey, I often brought her to our home for an overnight visit. This allowed us time to run errands while also creating space to help in days of decline.

Once while shopping I was pushing the cart and she was following—or so I thought. I looked over my shoulder to find that she was at the beginning of the aisle and I was near the end. The confused expression on her face seemed to ask, “Why are you leaving me?” Of course, I quickly backed up, took her by the hand, and we finished our shopping, walking in tandem.

I was never going to leave her, but she did not know that.

There have been times in my journey where I felt like God might be moving on without me. I am at one end of the proverbial aisle and God just keeps pushing the cart. The good news is this, God never loses sight of us. When we find ourselves waiting for God to grab us by the hand and help us walk in tandem, the prophet declares as the voice of God: “I myself will search for my sheep and look after them” (Ezekiel 34:11).

Author: Margaret Tyler


One Response to “Tandem Step”

  1. Vonda Says:

    December 11th, 2019 at 7:33 am

    A very good illustration of the passage!

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