The image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd brings many harmony and peace. There He stands, either a sheep draped over His shoulders or cuddled in His bosom. A gentle smile washing over His face as Jesus gazes lovingly into the tender ewe lamb’s eyes.
While that image is indeed true. It is not the only image of Jesus’ the Good Shepherd. John 10:11, Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
This good shepherd does more than cuddle and snuggle. This good shepherd goes to battle against the wolves of sin, death, and the devil and dies His life for His sheep.
But not only does He die, but He also has the authority take up His life in His resurrection so that He is our living and active Good Shepherd eternally.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, Nebraska. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn