(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.