The Ax, Saw, Hammer, and Brush

Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it? or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it? As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up, Or as if a staff could lift up, as it were not wood! Isaiah 10:15 I am going toContinue reading “The Ax, Saw, Hammer, and Brush”

The Shepherd Gave His Life for the Sheep

I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. John 10:14, 15, NIV. I have endured your sorrows, experienced your struggles, encountered your temptations. I know your tears; I also have wept. The griefs that lie tooContinue reading “The Shepherd Gave His Life for the Sheep”

The Shepherd Leads the Way

When he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. John 10:4. The Eastern shepherd does not drive his sheep. He depends not upon force or fear; but going before, he calls them. They know his voice, and obey the call. So does theContinue reading “The Shepherd Leads the Way”