Exodus 2:11b-12, 15-17
“[Moses] saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Glancing this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand…When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.”
“The third time [Jesus] said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ He said, ‘Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my sheep.’”
“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will…”
Lord of love, it is your nature always to seek and you alone are able to save.
Though we have blood on our hands and lies on our lips, you find your lost lambs and make us shepherds. The hands that once took life you call to feed the flock.
Forgive us for wandering and pursue us even as we hide. Equip us to serve the least as you have served us.
Through the redeeming name of Christ we enter your holy presence and claim the promises of the Shepherd who was slain for his sheep.
Listen to ‘Psalm 23′ by Luke Morton