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The Great Shepherd

The Sheep were feasting down by the still waters
The green grass of revelation lush on every hand
Nothing to fear the Shepherd watching over
Keeping away the lions, bears and wolves

Standing as a gate between them and that which would hurt them

The Great Shepherd guarding watching

The overseers were watching making sure all are fed

Listening for His call that warns them of danger

Pleading with all to take heed to the voice

Tending to the young, weak, torn and sore

Encouraging them to go to the Great Shepherd

For a blessing, healing, comfort and love

The hireling shepherds are calling 'follow me I know the way'

Shepherds who work for money not with love and compassion

Those who do not really care for the bleating of the sheep

Shepherds who desert in time of crisis, who will not work 24/7

These loudly call but His sheep will not follow

The sheep are deaf to the cries, to strangers they will not heed

The pasture has become trampled, the grass crushed by many feet

The still waters consumed, muddied by many thirsty heads

The sheep have become hungry; they compete for the last blades of grass

They bleat in desperation they cry out for hunger

The weak and the dying plead for new pasture
The grass has all gone, it is time to move on
Individual names are being called in the distance

The Good Shepherd has risen and is calling His sheep

They gather around waiting in anticipation

He counts each head to leave not one behind

"Come" they hear "Keep close in my footsteps"

They journey begins to the new lush grass of joy.

 

7 January 2007

References:

Luk 15:4 `What man of you having a hundred sheep, and having lost one out of them, doth not leave behind the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go on after the lost one, till he may find it?
Heb 13:20 And the God of the peace, who did bring up out of the dead the great shepherd of the sheep--in the blood of an age-during covenant--our Lord Jesus, [Youngs Literal]
1Pe 2:25 for ye were as sheep going astray, but ye turned back now to the shepherd and overseer of your souls. [Youngs Literal]
Heb 13:20 And the God of the peace, who did bring up out of the dead the great shepherd of the sheep--in the blood of an age-during covenant--our Lord Jesus,

Joh 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Psa 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
Psa 79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Joh 21:15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

Stephen Share 2007

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