shepherd of love

‘Twas dawn when the shepherd wakened, …
rubbing sleep from his tired eyes;
Glancing over his shaggy flock,
he found a chilling surprise.

He knew the two who had wandered,
fleeing from his wise commands.
Fearing the worst, he clutched his staff
and rod in his calloused hands.

The shepherd set out that foggy morn,
a rugged path under his feet
Until he reached the rock-strewn spot
where treacherous trails meet.

When he peered over the cliff’s edge,
a heart-rending scene met his eye;
On a sharp rock below, the mother
sadly watched her little lamb cry.

She bleated a warning to her son,
trying to reach him in vain’
Her panic and fear subsided not
’til the Good Shepherd spoke her name.

Jesus, the Shepherd, is longing
to carry each lamb to His fold.
He loves them more than His own life;
To Him, they are worth more than gold.

When you pray for your child, keep trusting,
Your Shepherd will faithfully guide;
Depend on his loving provision ~
With him, you can safely abide.

Keep your eyes on the Shepherd of Love;
His strength will carry you through.
No matter how weary your spirit,
He will never abandon you!

©Connie Faust
Photo by Marge McCoy

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto your own understanding; In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5 & 6

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