The Good Shepherd

Jacob fled to the country of Syria;
Israel served for a spouse,
And for a wife he tended sheep.
(Hosea 12:12)

Jacob toiled for his wife.

Even more toilsome was the Lord Jesus Christ while on earth to save His people.

The Lord Jesus Christ watched over all His sheep.

He had lost none of them.

And he was always found in prayer wrestling for them.

Laban was harsh and hostile to Jacob.

If the sheep were lost or died, Jacob was to bear the loss.

The Lord Jesus Christ was sent by His Father to take care of His sheep.

The Lord Jesus Christ willingly toils for His Church.

He makes sure that His people were safe.

The Lord Jesus Christ tends His sheep like a good shepherd.