The Shepherd From Two Perspectives

The Shepherd’s Voice (by the teacher)

There are days when I am weary

And I can’t take one more step.

Each word I speak is empty

And my limbs seemed filled with lead.

There are nights when I am fearful

And my heart refuses peace.

Each thought sets me a-tremble

And my mind cannot be set at ease.

There are seasons when I am lonely

And I meet no welcoming face.

My burdens wish to overwhelm me

And I have no friend to share the weight.

There are valleys I must pass through,

With shadows long and dark.

“The path you walk, I chose for you,”

Says a voice that bids me pause and hark.

“But in those dark and lonely hours,

When life’s demands cause you much dread,

Remember the One whom you must follow.

Tis you, not the Shepherd, who must be led.” ~By Miss T


Shepherd (by the student)

A shepherd must lead,

But also follow.

The light he sees,

He must cradle

In his heart, for he never sees

What he should,

And ponders the thoughts forbidden.

A shepherd must

Take responsibility,

To test his ability

To believe in God

And all that is good and right.

All day and all night

A shepherd must love.

A shepherd must listen

To all sounds around him,

For all things are sign from Him.

So he must sing a hymn,

Pray to God,

Tahnk the Lord,

And end a day for a day. ~By Shina, 6th grade

About wordvessel

Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.
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