The Faithful Shepherd

January 19, 2024

(An original painting by Robin Harding Smith- 2017)

– A sturdy staff speaks of the  responsibility of the shepherd to  direct and protect his sheep.

– A Bible in hand  speaks of the authoritative Message of the Christian shepherd and his on-going responsibility to make disciples.

– The sheep speak of the flock of God entrusted to the shepherd’s care.

– A dove speaks of the indispensable, yet intangible,  Holy Spirit to empower the shepherd to accomplish the will and work of God.

– A burning heart speaks of the shepherd’s spiritual gift and vision ignited by the Spirit.

-The sandals  remind us of the beautiful feet of those who proclaim the Good News of Christ.