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January 31, 2021

For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.—I Peter 2:25 It happens every day all over the world: a prodigal returns home. Rejected, dismayed, chewed up and spit out by the world. The same world they thought they could make […]

January 30, 2021

Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain but eagerly, not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the […]

January 29, 2021

Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you—Hebrews 13:5 The magnitude of the Shepherd’s promise, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you,” must be repeated to us over and over again, must be revealed to us through a series of events: during storms—both literal and […]

January 28, 2021

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits—Matthew 7:15,16 We might think of the number of tragedies that might be avoided when the sheep become much better at discerning spirits, spotting false teachers and wanna-be […]

January 27, 2021

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me—Psalm 23:4 David did not write that the Shepherd abuses his sheep, but comforts them and  brings them back in line, he does lovingly discipline them and the rod and staff are a means to do so. Even a good earthly parent knows […]

January 26, 2021

I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.—John 10:14 Sometimes we will say “Oh, I know him, or I know her.” But we don’t really know that person. We may have heard of […]

January 25, 2021

He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young—Isaiah 40:11 Have you ever read a more beautiful and comforting description of what the shepherd, our Good Shepherd does? […]

January 15, 2021

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep—John 10:11     I love how Paul writes in Romans 5, “For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps […]

JANUARY 23, 2021

Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness—Psalm 5:8 Can you see the fluency in this when you read also Jesus words in the Gospel of John, “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13) There is no mistaking what the good Lord is […]

JANUARY 19, 2021

The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.—John 10:3 When my dear mother was in the process of transitioning to heaven there were a period of days when we did not know how things were going to go with her. We […]