“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom”(Luke 12:.32).
God enjoys making you happy and blessing you. The word “little” used in today’s verse is mikros in the original Greek. It can refer to someone or something that is small in stature, or it can be an affectionate diminutive. The word “flock ” in Greek is poimnion, and refers to a group of sheep, to disciples, or to church members. God calls us a “little flock,” mikros poimnion. This same term is used for “marriage” in some languages. God calls you to live your life together with Him, in an intimate relationship in the kingdom He has prepared for you.
The enemy knows that God will fulfill His promises, so he does whatever he can to entertain us in the moment, so that we lose sight of the kingdom. That is why we should not take on excessive burdens related to earthly things. Don’t be afraid of how dark the future may look. Our heavenly Father’s will is to give us the kingdom despite being few, weak, insignificant, and helpless in the eyes of this world. When Israel went out to fight against the Syrians, “the children of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of goats, while the Syrians filled the countryside” (1 Kings 20:27), but God gave them the victory. Although we may be few in numbers and extremely vulnerable, God tells us now, “Do not be afraid.” You are safe under the protection of the Good Shepherd, surrounded by His love and His eternal arms. Just persevere and do not faint. God, the Prince of shepherds, will give you a crown of glory (see 1 Peter 5:4). If you overcome, a throne is waiting for you (see Revelation 3:21), not because you have earned it, but because you have believed and waited for it.
This blessed hope should silence and cast our every fear. May no problem oranxiety come between you and the kingdom to where you will soon receive. May your heart be willing to only accept news of the kingdom.
“God would not have us remain pressed down by dumb sorrow, with sore and breaking hearts. He would have us look up and behold His dear face of love. The blessed Saviour stands by many whose eyes arc so blinded by tears that they do not discern Him. He longs to clasp our hands, to have us look to Him in simple faith, permitting Him to guide us. His heart is open to our griefs, our sorrows, and our trials. He has loved us with an everlasting love and with loving-kindness compassed us about. We may keep the heart stayed upon Him and meditate upon His loving-kindness all the day.
He will lift the soul above the daily sorrow and perplexity, into a realm of peace.”—Thoughts From the Mount of Blessings, ch. 2, p. 12.