Jesus as the Good Shepherd
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy. Lunette, mosaic. Fifth century. Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
See Saving Paradise, 86-88, 111.
For more on Jesus as Good Shepherd, see x, 24, 43, 54, 63.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, he makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil.” [Psalm 23:1-3,4]
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd.” [John 10:10-11]
“The Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
And he will guide them to springs of living water;
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” [Revelation 7:17]