THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT"
--Psalm 23:1


This declaration of the character of God is made by the Psalmist David under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. David was the Shepherd-King of Israel because God had built into David a deep understanding of the relationship of shepherd and sheep.

Worked into the Name, ROHI, are the rod and the staff of the shepherd, which represent comfort and safety (Psalm 23:4).

The multi-colored canopy suggests a shepherd's garb, but is outlined in gold, the color of deity. The many colors could also remind us of Joseph's coat which signified his father's favor (the "goodness and mercy [which] shall follow me" [Psalm23:6]).

Bells and fringes
speak of His holiness (Zech. 14:20; Num. 15:40). The banner is dark blue, to suggest the night sky so familiar to the ever-watchful shepherd. We can be sure that our Shepherd-God is ever vigilant over us, for "He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps... The LORD will keep you from all harm-He will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore" (Psalm 121:4,7,8).

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