Led to Lament // The Shepherd Reigns // Jeremiah 23:1-8 // Jan 11 2015

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
— Edgar Allan Poe

We are lost here in this place of sin and death. And the wisest guides we can muster lead us in vain. Blindness upon blindness. Folly upon folly. Yet the Lord remembers his love for us. And does not leave his people to their destruction. No, he gathers us back. He grants a provision of wisdom, even his very mind, to a made new tribe of shepherds. And he nourishes them with the Spirit of the Chief Shepherd. Have no fear, people of God, and do not dismay. This Chief Shepherd is righteous. His judgments are sure. And he will stop at nothing to rescue us from all death. Let the healing come! The Shepherd reigns.