_______________J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.
Something strange happened near Istanbul, according to Turkish media. Nearly one thousand sheep jumped off a cliff while shepherds who had left the herd having their breakfast. 450 sheep died in the bizarre incident. The financial loss for the families who owned the sheep is astounding - over 100,000 dollars. That is a lot anywhere, but especially in Turkey. This graphically illustrates what the Bible tells us. All we like sheep have gone astray and we need a shepherd. We need a Good Shepherd.