Last Sunday our family, together with our new friends got invited to see some amazing newborn lambs at the farm of our friend David who is a member of my Church, in fact, as we were sharing some food our David left us to help give birth to some beautiful lambs.
Moving from the city to the country has been a great experience and last Sunday visiting the farm enriched our lives. We had an amazing afternoon!
As a Rev., I get to shepherd another kind of sheep and lambs and on Sunday I was reminded of the day I went to my interview in Union Theological College, Easter 2015. That Friday morning I prayed and I asked the Lord for confirmation, I opened my Bible on this passage:
“When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he 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.” (John 21:15–17 NIV11)
“Feed my lambs, “Take care of my sheep”, “Feed my lambs”.
Those words were like flying arrows directly to my heart. I thanked Jesus for His Word, I closed my Bible and I walked to the get bus to Belfast from Dunmurry and I walked through the gates of Union College with the conviction that I was going to be accepted and I was.
Just like our friend David, I am shepherding an amazing group of people, who are generous, loving, caring and are eager to encounter more of Jesus.