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My Shepherd (7 of 8)
Series: What is His Name
Pastor Jeff Schreve
The blonde was tired of all the blonde jokes. And some of you might be tired of blond jokes and you say "Where do you get off telling a blond joke to start off your sermon?" I used to be a blond (Laugher) so I can tell you a blond joke. Well this blond she got tired of it and so what she did was dyed her hair brown so that people wouldn't say things about her and she wouldn't feel part of those jokes. She was driving one day and she got to part of this road and she saw a shepherd leading his sheep across the road. So she slowed down and she was admiring the sheep and she struck up a conversation with the shepherd. She said "Oh I love your sheep it's just so nice and so pretty." And she said "Hey I've got a proposition for you." She said "If I can guess how many sheep are in your flock would you give me one?" He said, "Yeah if you can guess the exact number I'll give you one." She said "Well my favorite number is 352" she said "352." He couldn't believe it; he said "That's right. WOW! That's how many I have 352." He said "Alright I'll keep my end of the bargain, you can pick one out of the flock." And she looked and looked and looked and she found one that she thought was the cutest and the most playful and she picked that one. Then he looked at her and he said "I have a proposition for you. If I can guess your real hair color will you give me my dog back?"
We're in a series on the names of God entitled "What is His Name?" And today we want to look at the name Jehovah -Ra'ah, the Lord my Shepherd, Yahweh-Ra'ah. Now I believe there is probably no picture in the Bible no word picture more beautiful no more rich in meaning than is this picture of the Lord being our Shepherd. And if ever we needed to understand the Lord being our Shepherd if ever we needed to cling to the fact that the Lord has said "I am your Shepherd and I will be your Shepherd" it's now, it's today, when we live ...
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