“I [Jesus] am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
Psalm 103S hortly after I was diagnosed with leukemia, I was getting a blood profile drawn by my oncologist in Memphis. That particular day, I had a bad case of the blues. I was worried, afraid, and … well, I hate needles in my arms!
My nurse was an elderly, church-going woman who had grown up in the impoverished Deep South and embodied all the goodness one person could possess. Her mannerisms were gentle, joyful, and kind. As I sat down and extended my arm for yet one more blood draw, my emotions got the best of me.