The Good Shepherd’s goodness and mercy
A shepherd thinks and cares about his sheep all the time. He knows that he cannot afford to forget about his responsibility in taking care of his helpless lamb. Similarly, God knows the helpless state of humanity and desires to shepherd His people! Do you recognize that His goodness and mercy follow you? Are you dwelling in the house of the Lord?
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3
Just as a good shepherd leads his sheep on the good paths to protect his sheep from harm and danger, so the Lord knows the best paths for our lives. …
While the religious leaders were concerned about their positions and proper protocol, Jesus’ eyes were on the weary and scattered who had no shepherds! …