In John 10:3-4, Jesus, portraying Himself as a shepherd leading his sheep, says, “he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. And … he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” We are like sheep that when left to wonder on their own become disoriented, scattered, and vulnerable to every predator; this is how Jesus found the multitude in Matthew 9:36. But what security He brings to the picture when we make Him our shepherd. Psalm 23:2-3 says, “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; (abundant and satisfying provision) He leads me beside the still waters, (satisfying, refreshing) He restores my soul; (brings me back to the place of safety and relationship with God) He leads me in the paths of righteousness …” (leading us away from vulnerability). Can you call Him my shepherd, today? (Italics added)
All The Way My Shepherd Leads Me
Today instead of her poetry Rose is using words from an old hymn
written by Fanny J. Crosby
All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who thro’ life has been my guide?
Heavenly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, what-e’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well…
All the way my Savior leads me; Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial, Feeds me with the living bread;
Tho’ my weary steps may falter, And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! A spring of joy I see…
All the way my Savior leads me, Oh, the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised In my Father’s house above
When my spirit, clothed immortal, Wings it flight to realms of day,
This my song through endless ages; Jesus led me all the way…
Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co used by permission.