“Our Shepherd is the Lord Almighty” by John Newton

“I doubt not but the Lord whom you love, and on whom you depend, will lead you in a sure way, and establish and strengthen and settle you in His love and grace.

Indeed he has done great things for you already.

The Lord is your Shepherd; a comprehensive word.

The sheep can do nothing for themselves: the Shepherd must guide, guard, feed, heal, recover. Well for us that our Shepherd is the Lord Almighty.

If His power, care, compassion, fulness, were not infinite, the poor sheep would be forsaken, starved, and worried.

But we have a Shepherd full of care, full of kindness, full of power, who has said, ‘I will seek that which was lost, and bind up that which was broken, and bring again that which was driven away, and will strengthen that which was sick.’ (Ezekiel 34:16)

How tender are these expressions, and how well fulfilled!

His sheep feed in the midst of wolves, yet are preserved safe; for, though they see Him not, His eye and His heart are upon them.”

–John Newton, The Works of John NewtonVolume 2 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1988), 2: 177.

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