The Good Shepherd
Jesus said that he is the Good Shepherd, and he laid down his life for his sheep, we are his sheep.
Can picture yourself in this next part?
David came home after been in a fighting battle all day long, when he got home he found that his wife, children, and all of his house hold belongings had been taken away from him by his enemies, and also his house was burnt to a pile of rubbish.
You can feel for him as he saw all this, he would have been angry, distressed, ready to kill some one, he sat down and cried bitterly for his loss.
Have you ever been in a sort of situation like this as David was in?
And what about God he gave to man kind everything that was good, then came along the enemy and stole it all from us.
God would have been so very disturbed to see all had been stolen away.
God told David that there was a way to get back everything plus more.
God has made a way for us to receive everything back which has been stolen from us too.
Jesus the Son of God has made a way for us to follow, he took upon himself all of our problems so that we could have a free life from all sin.
When Jesus died on the cross he didn't just die for our forgiveness, he died to open the prison door of pain of our past, and he died to set us free from struggles of the pressures of todays way of living, and by becoming our rock and strength, he is available for us right now.
Isaiah 43:18. "The Lord said,, forget what happened long ago! Don't think about the past.'
v.25,"and so, I will forget the wrongs you have done."
Matthew 11:28, "If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest."
He was stricken to poverty, having lost everything including the love of his fellow human beings, he gave himself up to the cross for us, he was rich, yet for our sakes he became poor, so that through his poverty we might become rich.