Good Shepherd, Lamb of God

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This week  in Relief Society we will be discussing Good Shepherd, Lamb of God by Gerrit W Gong
He starts his talk with discussing counting sheep to fall asleep.  Of course we all don’t get sleepy doing this.  He explains that he starts to worry about loosing one.  I am pretty sure I would be the same way. Having two sons fall away from the church I know it is hard to not feel somewhat responsible. He shared this

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

  1. Our Good Shepherd “calleth his own sheep by name. … They know his voice.”
  2. Our Good Shepherd seeks and gathers us into His one fold.
  3. As the “Shepherd of Israel 
To me the one that sticks out and means the most is the Shepherd of Israel. When our Lord asks if we love Him, as He did with Simon Peter, our Savior implores: “Feed my lambs. … Feed my sheep. … Feed my sheep.” This sums out what we are here on this earth to do.  To help take care of His sheep or children as others refer to it.
I know that when we use our agency to follow him and follow the scriptures he is pleased with us.  If we are going forward with him in mind and doing what we can do live like he did when he was here this makes him happy to see his love spread.

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.”
He knows where we are and when we are in need. 
As we remember our Shepard  it is a great way to keep moving forward.  We need to turn to prayer and the scriptures to help feel this love.
I testify that if we continue on this path we will be blessed and our lives will be filled with love and as we minister and share the love of Christ with others like he did our lives will be better as those around us. Following the Good Shepard one way to use our agency for positive and loving lives.
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  • Reply Christina Gould at 12:50 pm

    “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.”

    This is a great message to have. Thanks for posting!

  • Reply Debbie P at 3:43 pm

    This was an interesting article. Thanks.

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