Author’s Note: This was originally written in 2012 before I was married and has been moved here from a personal blog I no longer use.
Deserving of praise are men we know
In deed and in word, love they do show
Numerous people had been helped by these brothers
Generous in giving aid to one another
Diligently trains others to stand up to the test
Encourages young ones to give their very best
Lessons they had learned, they frequently share
These good shepherds show that they truly care
Kind and gentle despite these wicked days
They’re in full service to Jehovah and His ways
They’re not just shepherds but also our friends
Friends who’ll stand by us ‘til the very end.
(Ephesians 4:8; Hebrews 13:7)