Seeking The Shepherd
The novel has two parallel stories, one set in 1658 and the other in 1767. Both have strong women who know what they want. One seeks the will of God. The other is led by her own thoughts and feelings. “An abundance of money seemed to be the answer to all of life’s problems.” Money is never the answer, God is.
The hand of her great grandmother, her story and her wisdom seems to travel down the years. As the truths sink in, the need for God is realised. The epiphany is “This peace. This sense that she was not alone.” This is the peace of God that passes all understanding and is available for all.
God will pursue us. If we walk away from Him, He waits like the father in the Prodigal Son story, for us to return. Sometimes the world drowns God out but He waits, watches and whispers to us. “Could it be… this loving Good Shepherd is calling me to follow Him? And I have not heard His voice for it was drowned out by the clanging sounds of scolding clergy.”
When one is driven by greed, one can expect a fall. We need to focus our interests on men and God not on money, power and stuff. “So many possessions of value. Treasure.”
There is the theme of trust. We can trust God and we need to place our trust in good people. Life can be hard. We need to seek God and His will. ” ‘How do I walk in the light when I only see darkness?’… ‘Trust God in the dark.'” God will always provide just enough light for the step we are on. We need to see no further as God will guide us.
Phoebe’s Light is a fabulous tale with wonderful main characters. Watching the dual timeline play out and linking the characters down the years was entertaining. Relying on God and seeking His will was a strong main message.
A wonderful story with much Godly wisdom.
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