"... and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice." John 10:4 In this touching rendition of Christ welcoming a small black lamb, Nathan Greene returns to the theme of Jesus as a caring shepherd. This new depiction is painted in a warm palette accented by the royal purple tones of the kneeling Shepherd's sash. Rich in symbolism, Greene's painting speaks of approachability, acceptance, and the nature of God's forgiveness. We all can put ourselves in the position of a wandering, lost lamb. Nathan's portrayal reminds us that Christ forgives and welcomes us readily.