The Good Shepherd | reason for the season
Editor’s Note: This is a guest story by Agnes Amos-Coleman. And this is the second post of Diva Christmas 2019 – the reason for the season!
My friends, this Christmas season reminds me of shepherds who tend, feed and guard their sheep. Jesus Christ symbolizes for us the Good Shepherd. The scriptures in Luke 2:8-11 talk about the announcement of his birth
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord”.
Remembering the birth of the Good Shepherd – Jesus should cause great celebration in our hearts this season and reassure us of His:
- Protection – In a world where trouble and chaos is everywhere, we need the protection of God from the rising of the sun until it sets and the only place where we can find that protection is in the word of God where He promises to save us from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. I urge you to meditate on Psalm 91 and you will be encouraged on the assurance of God’s protection for you and your family.
- Provision – Just like a shepherd would provide for his sheep, God is able to provide for and bless us abundantly, meet our physical, emotional and spiritual needs because the resources of the universe belong to Him.
Christ follower, as you celebrate another Christmas, tap into the provision and protection of the Good Shepherd this season. If you are currently not a Christ follower, come, let Him give you eternal life.
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals