“For the Lamb in the center of the throne
will be their shepherd; he will lead them to
springs of living water. And God will wipe
away every tear from their eyes.
Revelation 7:17 (NIV)
“For I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep
and my sheep know mejust as the Father knows
me and I know the Father I will lay down my life
for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this
pen. I must bring them also”.
John 10:1416 (NIV)
Jesus describes Himself as the Good Shepherd. He tells the Pharisees a good shepherd lays his life down for the sheep. He continues by stating He knows His sheep and they know Him. Then Jesus says something soberingthere is one flock and one shepherd.
A shepherd protects, leads, and guides the sheep. Most shepherds worked for someone else, which made them caretakers of the animals, not owners.
God sent His Son to earth to protect people from the outcome of their sins. Jesus’ role was also to lead those people to His Father’s Kingdom and to show them how to live while they were on this earth.
When we have problems we are to take them to Jesus and let Him work them out to His liking for us. He will, if we let Him.