Preached on Sunday the 13th of August, 2023.
God in this passage reveals himself as a coming shepherd who will lovingly tend his flock. Through this vivid illustration he is revealing his infinitely compassionate and loving character. We all need a shepherd in the face of the wolves of sin and death. The key question for us all is whether or not we are one of his sheep. Only those who belong to him can be confident in the tender care and love of the Good Shepherd which will triumph even over death.