This month I accepted a challenge to read through Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts three times in September. The purpose was to “see the forest” instead of the individual trees. One of the things I saw when the Lord showed me the whole gospel picture was how Jesus truly led his people like a Middle-Eastern shepherd.
Shepherds in the Middle East, unlike American shepherds, lead their sheep. Their sheep follow the call of the shepherd as he goes before them, rather than the western way of driving the sheep. This method of leading puts the shepherd at the vulnerable point. He is the one Continue reading