Endless fun can be had doing the most juvenile things! I should be reading and making copious notes on research papers however – instead of that – I have been flicking through the photos that come up under my name in google images…
This one is by far the most impressive I’ve seen. I’ll not copy it (Yale University probably wouldn’t like that!)
http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/valor3.htm (bottom picture)
Williamson was a great hunter (or so he wanted us all to believe).
Don’t aspire to be a hunter however, they have a bad reputation in the bible! The first one mentioned was Nimrod, read Genesis 10, he was a mighty hunter before the Lord – a great leader, but he began building the anti-God city of Babel! Esau also was a hunter… enough said!
In contrast to hunters are shepherds. They are those who care and protect not kill and harm. So you will see how many of God’s men were shepherds or at least had shepherd hearts! Abel, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David… etc!
The greatest Shepherd of all was Jehovah Himself! (Psalm 80) And wonder of wonders, He became flesh and dwelt among us! He, the great I AM, could say “I am the good shepherd, the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10v11 NKJV)
Is it any wonder that great hymns have been inspired by such a sublime theme!
Dear Shepherd of Thy chosen few,
Thy former mercies here renew;
Here, to our waiting hearts, proclaim
The sweetness of Thy saving Name.
But the greatest hymn that has been written on this theme is authored by King David himself.
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” (Psalm 23).