Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

The Sheppard’s Call

By Edward Taylor III

Men love darkness more than light: but despite that love our hearts escape in flight;

We are called to a deliverance few are chosen to walk-in; We are led by the gift that God chose to lead men;

The good Sheppard watches over the flock appointed to him, by his strength & heart he intercedes,

Standing watch for our souls until his task is done, this deed given to him by the Holy one.

Oh! LORD let our eye’s open that we may see!

No longer blind to the gift from which your word pours from so freely!

Let us hear your word, hear the call to come, that we may be transformed into beloved sons!

Let us be counted amongst the ones who have heard & obeyed your Sheppard’s call…