Jesus called himself the Good Shepherd. He described his followers as sheep.
Wolves hunt in packs. Their aggression, power, and cunning, are no match for the sheep they hunt to devour.
When wolves gather to form packs they are incredibly vicious and effective predators.
Sheep graze in the fields, completely defenseless except for their shepherd whom they must trust completely for protection, not wandering far from the shepherd, but abiding close to him.
The “cancel culture” is now in full overdrive.
Those who wish to destroy our witness are on the hunt, and we’re increasingly surrounded by hungry wolves who would overwhelm and silence us.
Don’t be afraid.
The Lord is our Shepherd and He is not a hired hand but an utterly faithful caretaker for His sheep.
We know because He has already laid down His life for us.
Packs of wolves on the hunt will not frighten Him, but will be frightened by Him.
His rod and His staff will comfort us as we abide close to our Good Shepherd. He will even prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies!
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. John 10:11-15
–by George Whitten