The Great Shepherd

from Aug 07, 2018 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from The Great Shepherd, Burk Parson’s contribution to the August issue of Tabletalk:

When we hear the word shepherd, we typically think of a gentle, mild-mannered man in a relaxed posture surrounded by sheep grazing in a serene valley with beautiful hills. But that’s only part of the picture. Shepherds are first and foremost guardians and protectors of the sheep. They must be gentle and strong, tender and courageous, caring and fierce. Today, in many parts of the world, as in the ancient Near East, shepherds are some of the most skilled hunters and warriors among their people.

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