The Fourth Sunday in Easter
Like the centerpiece at your dining room table, so is this picture of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Today is the center-Sunday of the Easter Season.
Jesus as the Good Shepherd was one of the very first images that early Christians used to express the comfort and protection they found in their Risen Lord. Drawings of the Good Shepherd are found on the walls of the Catacombs, ancient underground cemeteries in the city of Rome. We pray in Psalm 23, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I feel no evil, for you are with me.” Christians who died for their faith were buried there. They are called martyrs.
Many countries search out Christians to do them harm, just because they are preaching about Jesus’s love and forgiveness. Sometimes these persons are killed for their faith. Whenever we experience anything mean, we can always turn to Jesus, our Good Shepherd who will lead us to spiritual places of peace, even in the midst of pain.
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospel.
During the season of Easter, we read the Gospel of John.
This is a sample of a new version of The Bible Through the Seasons as a daily family devotion. An ebook is planned. I’ll keep you posted! –Pastor Nick