Jesus, the Good Shepherd: I need a Shepherd - #3

Jesus, the Good Shepherd: I need a Shepherd- #3

I believe I need a shepherd.
Because I am sometimes timid and other times overconfident,
because I often don't know the best path yet pretend I do,
because I rush into dead ends or lead others into hazardous places, because my brightest ideas are seamed with darkness,
because the things I crave may not be what is good for me.

I need a shepherd.
I believe in Jesus, the best possible shepherd;
his wisdom leads me to the best opportunities,
his word comforts me when I'm anxious or afraid,
his arm steadies me when I feel weary and heavy-laden,
his wounded body displays the cost of my rescue.

I believe in you, Lord Jesus, the best possible shepherd.
I believe that I do not find you but you find me,
that I am under your care by virtue of sheer grace,
the love you give me is to be shared with others,
that you treasure my name and prepare a place for me,
that your fold transfixes earth and heaven.
I trust you, Lord Jesus, the good shepherd.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.