Psalm 78

72 So he shepherded them with a faithful and true heart *
and guided them with the skillfulness of his hands.

To shepherd: To guide or direct in a particular direction.

Jesus is our shepherd and when we are so inclined, we follow him knowing that the direction he is leading us is toward our salvation.  If and when we chose to follow we will be heading in the direction we need.  I am a fan of Labyrinths and thinking of the path our journey takes us.  If you have ever seen sheep in the field being herded, you know they rarely make a straight line, just like a labyrinth, or our journey in faith.  We are prone to wander and need that guidance provided by our shepherd.  Sometimes we stray and a gentle reminder of our path keeps us moving toward center.

Ed Ziegler