Three responses, when Peter tell Jesus he loves him.
- Feed my lambs
- Take care of my sheep
- Feed my sheep
Its interesting that Jesus didn't give instructions to take care of the lambs, just feed them.. sheep on the other hand, need care and feeding. Maybe lambs stay closer to the Shepherd and sheep are prone to wandering. Also we are told that Jesus goes after the lost sheep and maybe some one needs to look after the 99 in the pen fold!
I am about to go to visit a new "lamb" in Christ. Steve became a Christian on mothers day week end. I hope to prepare him a "Breakfast" a short book on Brother Lawrence and maybe to study the gospel of John for the next 6 weeks while he recovers from surgery.
This was a good reading for this morning for me...to 'spur me onto love and good works".
Have a great blessed day on God's pastureland.