Sunday 25 April 2010

Good Shepherd Sunday

I know it looks like this is swiftly turning into a 'religious' blog....but it's not really. It's just been another one of those weeks which has run away with me. You know the sort.

Anyway, as it is Good Shepherd Sunday, I wanted to share my absolute favourite devotional from my 'downstairs Bible'. (Don't ask).

Some years ago I spent several weeks in England. One afternoon we took a drive in the country. A sudden storm came up, so we pulled off the road to wait it out.

In the distance I saw a man standing by a huge rock. He had a large cloak on and a shepherd's crook in his hand.. He was calling his sheep. They came, bells tinkling, from different parts of the field. The shepherd never moved in all that rain and lightning, but stood steady for his flock to gather round him.

That scene has been forever engraved on my memory. The shepherd didn't leave his sheep. He didn't abandon them. He didn't let them find refuge of their own. But neither did he take them out of the storm. Instead, he bore the storm with them. He provided them with safety and security by his presence.

So God, our shepherd desires to do for us. In times of crisis, in the midst of a storm, let us not try to save ourselves. Let us run quickly to the shelter of His arms, where we will find refuge, and let us stay there until the storm passes by.

Ann Spangler


Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a lovely devotional. Thank you.

God bless.

Amrita said...

God bless you Jackie. Share with us what God reveals to you

Daryl said...

Fascinating to this Jewesst there's a Good Shepherd Sunday ....

Beth Cotell said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing.

Maggie May said...

Thank Goodness we have Our Good Shepherd!

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

How timely! We just had a "spring enrichment conference" at our church and guess what the topic was? "Following the Good Shepherd."

I hope you have a less blustery week waiting for you tomorrow... it's so true, when it rains it pours... but thankfully it's also true that they come and go. If only we could determine WHEN and for HOW LONG!!! Ah, but that might be too convenient. :) Martin Luther said, "If we were always happy, the devil would befoul us." I suppose, but... sometimes I'd like to try it for awhile and see. :)

Gone Back South said...

Aah, very nice. I loved hearing from you on my new blog, only now I'm back on my old blog again ... confusing, I know.

gigi said...


menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

As a lapsed catholic I don't go to church but I love the teachings. Very wise and a reminder that there is always comfort when we look for it.

Amrita said...

Gi Jackie hope you all are OK

Idle Rambler said...

Hi Jackie. You've been quiet for a while. Hope all's well and you're just busy like the rest of us. I've given you a Sunshine Award. I hope you might have time to check my blog to see how it works. God Bless.

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You have been awarded a Sunshine Award. Please visit my Blog to collect it.

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Katney said...

You there, Jackie?

Autumn said...

Thank you for such a lovely post! I haven't visited you in ages, but found a comment you made ages ago on my blog, and thought I'd drop by to say *hello*. Hope your daughter's arm is healing up nicely.
God bless,
Autumn xx

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Idle Rambler said...

I've tagged you in a meme and would love to hear your answers.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi The Mother, just doing a very, very late catch up and am hoping that you and all the family are well. No more broken bones, I hope!
M xxx

Kitty said...

Hello ... I was thinking of you, so thought I'd drop by and say so. Take care :) x

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Good Shepherd Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Easter in the new Catholic liturgical calendar; that is, the Sunday three weeks after Easter Sunday.

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