Theme : SHEEP
Then he said, “Look, it is still high day; it is not time for the cattle to be gathered together. Water the sheep, and go and feed them.” But they said, “We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and they have rolled the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.”
-In Hebrew, sheep means lamb, pasture, sacrifice, Israelites, property, meek, holiness if white,
-This passage figuratively reflects the beginning of church ministry after Jesus’ death & resurrection.
-Rolling of stone from the water well represents rolling of Jesus’ tomb stone. Well & water represents source of life & the Word of God. Flock represent God’s people (church).
-In John 21:17, Jesus asked Peter 3 times if he loved Him. Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep. This was after His resurrection & the 3rd time to appear to His disciples. In Mat 16:18, Jesus said you are Peter, the rock upon which I will built my church.
Lord Jesus, I love You with all my heart, strength & might. Water my heart with Your word so that I may always draw resources from Your well. Direct me to feed Your sheep with my word & actions as I continue to glorify Your Holy Name each day. Amen