Monday, December 12, 2011
“For the lamb at the center of the throne
will be their shepherd;
He will lead them to springs of living water.
Rev 7:17 (NIV)
“‘I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep
and my sheep know me-just as the Father knows me
and I know the Father- and I lay down my life for the sheep.’”
The Pharisees listen as Jesus explains His role while one earth. He has a God-mandated position. He likens Himself to a shepherd.
A shepherd has the responsibility of the care, well being and protection of the sheep. The shepherd knows each of the sheep in his charge. The animals know him as well. They know his voice (John 10:4).
Jesus, just like a shepherd, chooses to guide us to through trauma into rest and recovery. He watches over us, provides our daily needs and keeps us from harm.
In our daily lives we have times when we know Jesus watches over us and the ones we love. He does it in many ways, small and large. We have traveled and returned safely from our journey. He has healed us from injury. He wraps his arms of love around us when we have fear.
Jesus knows each of His followers. We, as believers, recognize His presence and see His hand in events in our lives.
Thank You for your watch care over us. We believe You are always near to us and guide us even though, at times, we don’t realize it. For these signs of Your love, we give You glory and honor. In the name of Jesus, we pray, AMEN