Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday's Word ~ The Good Shepherd

John 10:11-16 (ESV) I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.

What a wonderful image Jesus gives us of His love and devotion to us. He is not just someone contracted to do what needs to be done.... He is vested in us... He is ours and we are His. And look, He also says He has others that are not of the fold.... but He is caring for them as well, so that when the time comes they will listen to His voice.... to be joined to His flock. How blessed are we to be looked after by the Good Shepherd.

1 comment:

April Roberts said...

Amen Traci, good post!

April :0)