1) Almighty God leads his sheep (followers). Sheep without their shepherd tend to get lost. Similarly, we need help to find the right path in life. (Jeremiah 10:23) As David explains: God guides his people to ‚Äúgrassy pastures‚Äù and ‚Äúwell-watered resting-places.‚Äù He leads them ‚Äúin the tracks of righteousness.‚Äù (Psalms 23:2, 3) These pastoral images reassure us that we can trust in God. By following the leadings of his spirit as reflected in the Holy Bible, we can pursue a way of life that brings contentment, refreshment, and security.
2) Almighty God protects his sheep (followers) Without their shepherd, sheep are fearful and helpless. God tells his people that they need not fear, not even when they ‚Äúwalk in the valley of deep shadow‚Äù‚Äîduring what may seem to be the darkest moments in life (Psalms 23:4) like during the death of a loved one. The Almighty watches over them, ever ready to help them. He can give his worshippers the wisdom and strength they need in order to cope with trials.‚ÄîPhilippians 4:13; James 1:2-5.
3) Almighty God feeds his sheep (followers) Sheep are dependent on their shepherd to find food for them. We have a spiritual need that can be filled only with God‚Äôs help. (Matthew 5:3) Thankfully, The True God is a generous Provider, arranging before his servants a bounteous table of spiritual nourishment. (Psalms 23:5) These Bible and Bible study publications are available only through His organized people today. This information you are reading came from that source and is spiritual food that satisfies our need to know the meaning of life and God‚Äôs purpose for us.
Your memory will live on. We had a great time raising our children, and loving our grand babies. Until we met again.....fond memories remain.