Micah 2:12-13 NRSV
I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob, I will gather the survivors of Israel; I will set them together like sheep in a fold, like a flock in its pasture; it will resound with people. The one who breaks out will go up before them; they will break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king will pass on before them, the LORD at their head.
Is it just me or does any one else find themselves thinking of Jesus when reading these words? Jesus, who called himself the Good Shepherd. Jesus, who called himself the gate. Jesus, who spoke of sheep and sheepfold. Jesus, who is the king who leads us.
Thanks be to God for our Jesus prophesied about in the Old Testament! Amen