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With the shepherd boy who became a king, we declare:
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
“He restoreth my soul.”
This reminds me that even if we slip away from the church or things in our lives the Lord is always with us and he wants us to be restored, so he is patient with us and lets us come back in our own time.
He goes on to explain that out of all the titles we call Jesus the most tender one is Lamb of God. He then asks us who better to be our Good Shepherd than the Lamb of God? Well to me it is a peaceful answer and I know that the two are one. These two titles are my favorite out of all the things he has been called.
As our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ calls us in His voice and His name. He seeks and gathers us. He teaches us how to minister in love.
When Elder Gong said this it made my heart swell with love. I beleive if we read and study the scriptures Jesus himself taught us the proper way to minister and to be love one another with no judgement.
He goes on and explains to us how he is the Good Shepard
- Our Good Shepherd “calleth his own sheep by name. … They know his voice.”
- Our Good Shepherd seeks and gathers us into His one fold.
- As the “Shepherd of Israel “
Because he is a Good Shepard he is also there for us when we are down, sad, during trials and whenever we are hurting. He loves us so much that he doesn’t want us to be hurting. If we remdember in this time he loves us it can help a lot.
Elder Gong reminds us
As Lamb of God, our Savior knows when we feel alone, diminished, uncertain, or afraid. In vision, Nephi saw the power of the Lamb of God “[descend] upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord.” Though “scattered upon all the face of the earth … they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.”