God's Shepherds

here's another artistic merry christmas - a reflection on the shepherds, whose story we heard at Belair this Sunday (reflection here)

Shepherds in their fields abiding,
God with all creation living. 

Shepherds for the sheep were caring,
God, all that lives, enfolding. 

Shepherds, servants, for the people’s sake
watched over sheep, to keep
the people turning back to Holy 
God, serving God’s chosen.
set apart to keep all people
turning back towards the Holy. 

Come now. Turn now.
Abide with me, God’s call resounds,
serve with me, and live,
chosen – all that lives –
Holy in the radiance of God. 

Sarah Agnew 


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