June 21st – 1 Peter 5:4

1 Peter 5:4

Jesus is our Chief Shepherd. The One who cares and tends to His flock. And before He ascended to the Father, the Lord delegated the task of caring for His precious herd over to the disciples. They in turn appointed elders and caretakers to guide and Christ’s sheep. And we too have a responsibility to the pack, our fellow sheep. To gently and in love, protect, care for, lead, and teach our brothers and sister in Jesus. Because to all faithful shepherds, leaders or not, God promises the crown of glory. Not a crown made of olive leaves that wither and die, but a crown that never fades. A crown that each of us who long for the soon appearing of our Savior, Jesus Christ will receive. And a crown we will cast at the feet of our Redeemer saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Rev. 4:11)

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