Ever considered why God likens us to sheep? It’s no accident that he used the analogy of a shepherd and sheep in scripture. He did it because he understood about the nature of sheep and what it took to care for them. When David said “The Lord is my shepherd,” in Psalm 23, he was telling us about the heart of God. David knew that the well-being of the sheep depended on the heart of shepherd who tended the flock.
Those who were caring had a strong and thriving flock. Those who were neglectful produced sheep that would fail to thrive. The heart of the shepherd meant everything for the sheep. So consider this: throughout Scripture, Jesus shows us the heart of the Shepherd toward those who have been wounded and hurt. He shows us when he heals the sick, comforts the lost, forgives the unforgivable, and pardons the guilty. How about you, have you ever wondered about the Shepherds heart? Ever questioned his love in times of trial or suffering? If so, search the Scriptures, read the stories – then decide if he’s worthy of your trust.