Grazing Safely

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“Stray Lamb,” Richard Ansdell, courtesy of The Border Collie Museum, used by permission. “The Good Shepherd – John 10:1-16,” Jesus Mafa, Cameroon, 1973, Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

We know that our Redeemer promises to gather his scattered sheep. What we do not know very well is what those sheep should do once gathered.

Ezekiel 34:1-24; John 10:1-16

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Music: “Sheep May Safely Graze,” J.S. Bach, U.S. Air Force Concert Band, Legacy: The Music of Chief Master SGT. Lawrence Odom, United States Air Force Band, 2020.

Special thanks to Sarah Kellam for preserving and promoting the artwork of her great-great-grandfather, Richard Ansdell RA, at

Special thanks also to Carole Presburg of the Border Collie Museum ( for permission to use Richard Ansdell’s painting, “Stray Lamb,” and for inspiring the opening line to this podcast.

Author: Albert J. McCarn

I am a lifelong disciple of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, an avid student of the Bible, a devoted husband and father, a 29-year veteran of the United States Army, and a historian who connects people with their own stories.