“Like a shepherd He will tend His flock,
In His arm He will gather the lambs,
And carry them in His bosom;
He will gently lead the nursing ewes.”
While shepherds watched their flock by night, an angel appeared and God’s glory shone bright. The angel told the shepherds to not be afraid, since a proclamation of great joy was being made! A Savior for all people was born, who was Christ the Lord! And then more angels praised God for the Baby adored.
Straightway to Bethlehem the shepherds went, to see this One whom God had sent. To everyone they saw, they made known what was told…of God’s gift, who was cut from the shepherd’s mold. He would have a flock–the Good Shepherd He would be. He would die for that flock, both for you and for me. To rescue and die for the lambs–no greater love could have been sent to us from above.
If you’re not yet His lamb, be aware there is danger–we have need of the Good Shepherd, once a babe in a manger. Just receive Him as Savior–then learn of His great care, in shepherding your life as you come to God in prayer. At Christ’s birth, we were blessed, and God’s message came then–of “peace on earth and good will toward men!”
P. A. Oltrogge
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they might have life and might have it abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” John 10:9-11
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14 (King James Version)
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 (New King James Version)
…praying that you have received Jesus Christ and His peace, thereby knowing that you are ready for the return of the Good Shepherd who loves you so dearly.
“Come Follow Me” by Greg Olsen. Used with Permission. http://www.GregOlsen.com
(Scriptures: New American Standard Version–Ryrie Study Bible, or as noted)