Be gathered! This is a time for being together; do not be willingly apart from your brother and sister in Christ and be watchful that you are not partnering with a spirit of isolation. Remember that you are not an orphan; you are a Son/Daughter of a loving, heavenly Father; you have many brothers and sisters who would want the very best for you and would be very ready to cheer you on as you run the race. So make yourself available for His collective – be ready to be a part of the team.
To those who feel rejected, God says that there IS a place for you. ‘I am doing a great act of collection across my body’, says the Lord, ‘I am calling my scattered sheep, those who carry my Spirit, those who hear my voice’.
There is grace for those of you who have turned your back on those who did not first welcome you with open arms. Turn around! This is a season of new welcomes – trust the Lord of mercy to go before you and prepare the way.
When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.