Shepherds and shepherding metaphors abound in both the OT and NT.
God chose a shepherd as the father of nations, a shepherd boy to rule His people, and another to deliver them. He chose shepherds as the recipients of His Son’s birth announcement. He calls Himself the Good Shepherd, Chief Shepherd, Great Shepherd, and the One Shepherd.
You kind of get the idea God might like shepherds!
It makes sense. Shepherding parallels God’s tender care for us: leading, protecting, providing daily needs, treating injuries, guiding us back to safety when we stray.
This week we are talking about shepherding. We want to hear your stories of being shepherded. We want to know what you’ve learned about the art, joy, and pain of shepherding others.
Join us in the comments all week and link your own blog post at The Grove.
Share your pics on Instagram with #VelvetAshesShepherding and let us see what shepherding (literally or figuratively) looks like in your corner of the world.