The Shepherd

The shepherd tends the flock by leading them to a place of pasture and quiet water so the sheep can be free to rest. Then he takes care of, protects and heals them if necessary. Psalms 23:1 says the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want and John 10:11 says Jesus is the good shepherd. If we look at the “what it is not” in the Old Testament in Zechariah 11:16 and Ezekiah 34:1-4, we see that the shepherd’s job is to care for the perishing, seek the scattered, heal the broken and nourish the healthy.

We have received reconciliation to God (shepherding) which has two aspects: 1) we are put back right with God and 2) brought into a new pasture where he can completely care for us.

Prayer in the name of the shepherd brings reconciliation, new pasture, protection, healing.

The Lord is my shepherd, I do not want. Jesus Christ is the good shepherd.