I want a new car. I want to be healed. I want a new puppy. I want a new house. I want, I want, I want.
If I really believed that the Lord is my shepherd, would I yearn so often for more or for something else?
A shepherd cares for his flock at his own expense. He makes sure their every need is met. He protects and guides. A good shepherd wants the very best in every area of life for those in his charge and will see that they have it. If his sheep trust him, and his judgment as to what is really best for them, they will be content.
If I trust that He will provide all my needs and that my best interest is His heart, I shall not want. Rather, I shall relax and give thanks. And be content.
“The Good Shepherd” image is found in the St. Callisto catacomb in Rome and is believed to have been painted around the 3rd century.