Heb.13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, He himself said in John 10:11 – “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep”. While Jesus was here on earth He displayed His love for us and was the perfect shepherd of His flock. He provided for His followers, He anointed them for ministry, He healed their bodies, and He taught and guided them with His word. In heaven Jesus is also our Shepherd. In the book of Revelations it describes the heavenly work of our Good Shepherd, Rev.1:16-18 – “They will no longer hunger nor thirst, nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes”.
Today, Jesus is my shepherd. He still leads us every day by His word. Jn.10:27 – “My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me”. He also feeds us with His heavenly manna. Col.3:16 – “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God”. He also anoints our heads with His oil. Matt.3:11 – “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”. Our Shepherd also brings us by the still cool waters for rest and refreshing. Matt.11:28 – “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”. Jesus told us He would not abandon us as orphans but He would comfort us, wiping away our tears of sorrow – Jn.14:16 – “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever”…
Jesus is always the same, He never changes. What He did in the past and what He promises for the future He is also doing today. Look to Him, depend on Him like a sheep depends on a shepherd. He will lead you into His green pastures of abundance and cause you to lie down by the cool stream of rest and refreshing. Jesus is my Shepherd today and everyday.