One of my favorite icons is not a traditional icon at all, but a wooden Good Shepherd puzzle-thing. Here He is:
If the sheep leaves the Shepherd, it looks like this:
See how the Shepherd has a sheep-shaped hole right in His middle?
The Shepherd has that special place for every one of us.
Just as we have a "God-shaped hole" in our lives...I believe the Shepherd is waiting and saving our own special seat for us, too.
Redux for Good Shepherd Sunday