“I am the Good Shepherd” John 10:11 For the Kingdom to be realized, and for our new life to be made available, the shepherd must suffer. This panel shows the staff against a tree symbolizing his sacrifice on Calvary. Here we see the shepherd acting on our behalf, making good on the claim, to be the “Good Shepherd” delivering us from our sin.
Teresa of Avila said, “Let nothing disturb you, nothing dismay you. All things are passing, God never changes. Patient endurance attains all things. God alone suffices.”
Dear God, today I need that assurance that You have not left me alone to travel this path. Instill in me today the knowledge that through Your sacrifice that is enough to meet today’s joys, sadness and trials. Your shepherding, your call to “go” is enough for me today. Amen.
“O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you as the day rises to meet the sun.”