Today's reading: Revelation 7
For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17 NRSV
The Lamb will be their shepherd.
Do you catch the irony here?
The Lamb will be their shepherd!
One of the flock will lead them. But not just any old lamb. This is the Lamb who was slain, who was literally slaughtered, who was sacrificed in their stead. He died for the sheep, to save their lives. Now he leads them as their shepherd. And what leadership! Guiding them to streams of living water where no sadness will ever be again.
God, thank you for such images of hope. May we appreciate Christ's sacrifice so much more. In His name we pray. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims