2017-08-19 - The Good Shepherd
John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."
Sheep are totally dependent on their shepherds for their welfare. They must be led to food and water. If the sheep fall over, they are unable to right themselves. The shepherd has to get them back on their feet. If they become sick, the shepherd nurses them back to health. The shepherd grooms them and shears their wool. The sheep could not survive without their shepherd.
Humans, too, rely on their shepherd. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, came to Earth to live among us and to die for our sins. He ascended to Heaven to intercede on our behalf. There he hears our prayers. He sent the Holy Spirit to be with us. We can rely on our Shepherd to provide for us and take care of us. Are you following the Good Shepherd?
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted