July 16, 2015


Passage: Jeremiah 23:1-6,Ephesians 2:11-22,Mark 6:30-34,Mark 6:53-56

Perhaps the most compassionate image in the Bible is that of the shepherd who loves and cares for his sheep. Of course, we know that this Good Shepherd is none other than Jesus Christ. He nourishes His flock, and bids them to rest. He has compassion on a lost crowd that—in a real sense—thwart His intention for His disciples; but He loves them anyway, with compassion, for they are “like sheep without a shepherd.” As He took upon himself the sickness and despair of those clamoring for healing, He takes up our sins and hurt that we may be saved.