During winter, shepherds kept their sheep in one common sheep-fold within the village wall. When the shepherd entered through the gate, he called his sheep. They would recognize the timbre and message of his voice, and follow only him. They would not follow one who could not open the gate, nor proclaim that familiar call. Likewise, we recognize Christ our shepherd by him and his message of justice, service, and compassion. This we recognize, and so follow only him and his message. So, trust Jesus through any disaster: physical, financial, relational, or viral. He will guide us to his green pastures of wisdon, love, and joy which far surpass any material, reward, or vaccine.