Jesus: Good Shepherd
-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
I am the Good Shepherd; and I know and recognize My own, and My own know and recognize Me. -John 10:14 AMP
Few names have been more endearing to the hearts of God's people than the name Shepherd. It is the name that invokes thoughts of comfort, tenderness, care, watchfulness, protection, provision, guidance, safety, shelter, and security. The name also creates strong emotion within us because at its root it means "to keep company with, as a friend."
To shepherd is never part-time work. The Good Shepherd will never take His eye off you or leave you unattended. You are personally His and He is personally yours. He dries your tears and expels your fears; He cares for you more than anyone else and loves you more than anyone ever could. The Lord is the shepherd of your soul, the keeper of your life, and the guardian of your way.
"The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever" (Psalm 23 NLT).
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