In my husband's message at church last Sunday, he mentioned the scripture in Matthew 10:20 where Jesus tells his disciples that He is sending them out like sheep in the midst of wolves. At first, that sounds like like a horrible thing for their Lord to do to them. As I pondered that thought, I felt like God dropped some insight into my heart. He spoke to my spirit that He can send His disciples, including us, like sheep into the midst of wolves, because He is completely confident, and we can be too, in His ability to shepherd us. In John chapter 10, Jesus identifies Himself as the Good Shepherd. He then goes on to explain that a person who is just shepherding for the money, will abandon the sheep when the wolves come around. But Jesus reassures His followers, including us, that He is a Good Shepherd Who will not abandon us in the midst of the wolves. He will, He has, laid down His own life for His sheep. We can trust Him to shepherd us, because He truly is good.
Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson
and Cheryl McCain Photography.