Imagine a place of such delightful security that sheep could even sleep peacefully in the woods!
We haven't seen it yet. There is not such peace in our nation, community or congregation.
But Ezekiel foresaw a time when no frail, self-serving man would shepherd the flock, but rather God himself with his "servant David a prince among them". Is this a foreshadowing of the Millenial reign of Jesus on earth? Of Heaven?
22Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
25And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
26And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.