“All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all”
In spite of the guidance of a good shepherd, sheep are likely to stray from the fold as they
graze luscious green pastures. And they are not likely to find their way back without the
help of that same good shepherd.
In spite of the excruciating sacrifice of our selfless Savior, we are likely to stray from the
warm protection of His fold and wander aimlessly through life. It is easy for us to go our
own ways, not realizing that we are straying farther and farther away from Him.
Not leaving us helpless, our Good Shepherd allowed Himself to become a human
sacrifice on a painful cross for us and then gave us clear instructions about how we can
remain within the loving protection of His fold.
"Thought for the Week - 3/2/2014" by Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.