The One Good Shepherd

Has God ever surprised you by doing the unexpected? In Ezekiel, God’s people were in exile, feeling rejected by God. But God appears in that unexpected place on a blazing-white mobile throne, right there with them.

They’d thought their time was over, like the skeletons Ezekiel saw in the valley. But God breathes onto those dry bones, and they come back to life.

The people of God had been betrayed by bad leaders, bad shepherds. But God says, I myself will be your Shepherd.

The book of Ezekiel sings of Jesus – the God who is everywhere, the bringer of life, the one good shepherd.

  1. When was a time God surprised you by doing the unexpected?
  2. The metaphor of God as a shepherd comes from an ancient culture. What cultural metaphors for God would be more relevant today?

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Written & spoken by Tanya Marlow
Music by Alex Fitch
Footage by VideoBlocks
Edited by Jim Kast-Keat

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Tanya Marlow was formerly a lecturer in Biblical Theology, and now an author, broadcaster and campaigner. She loves writing honestly at her blog, Thorns And Gold, about the messy edges of life, and finding God in hard places. Her first book, Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty, offers a path back to God after disappointment and loss and can be downloaded for FREE from