The Good Shepherd is one of the first songs I wrote. It came so easily and naturally. I love the lyrics. They mean so much to me.
For many years I fell away. I was away so long that I completely lost everything I once knew. There are many times during those years that I can point to and say that I know the Lord was still reaching for me and people's prayers for me were making a difference. When I look back at those times, I know that no matter where I was, or how disconnected from God I was, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's love for me never diminished. They never stopped reaching. Their arms were out stretched still. Everything they do for all of God's children is out of love.
"Because His love I chose to follow Him
Because His love I choose Him still
Because His love he carries home his lost sheep
Because His love he carries me still."
We love Him because He first loved us. I know that "Of all the things this world can offer me, none compares to what my Father wants for me." Sometimes what the Lord wants for us looks hard or painful at first, sometimes it IS hard or painful, but I know he does everything out of His love for us. If we will cling to Christ through our challenges, we will be purified, strengthened, and comforted. We will be shown how to feel joy even through hard times. (Click HERE to read more about having joy in trials.) Of course there will also be joyful times where we will see clearly that the gifts and blessings that brought those circumstances came from God.
I hope that if you share this song, or even sing it in your front room, that you and others are able to feel a piece of the love, comfort and joy, that Heavenly Father has for them.
The Good Shepherd PDF