“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Good Shepherd

by Macy Johnson
“I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.”
(John 10:14 NIV)

Christ’s followers are “Sheep In Training (SIT).” They sit and wait on Jesus, the perfect Shepherd. He tends His sheep, placing their needs before His. They faithfully follow Him wherever He leads, eternally connected, the sheep and the Shepherd.

The audience at the Morgan County High School production of “Godspell” was reminded how silly and foolish sheep can be. In one scene Jesus directed his followers to sit at his right side as they would, like sheep, in eternity. The players slowly made their way across the stage on hands and knees, “baa”ing back and forth to each other like children playing a game. Jesus abruptly stood in front of them and “baa”ed to get their attention. This sidesplitting scene in the show revealed that Jesus speaks our language, whatever it is, and will get our attention.

How else could we receive and understand His instructions? We know His voice. We hear Him in the crowds, in the grocery store, over the internet, on the radio, everywhere! We are in training wherever we go, whatever we see, whomever we meet.

The Good Shepherd calls you by name. Do you hear him? There is so much he wants to teach you, dear child of God. Be encouraged and rejoice that you are His chosen lamb. He picks you up and carries you into his fold.

He guides you to calm waters - be courageous.
He restores your soul - be filled.
He anoints your head with oil - be honored.
He fights off your attackers - be secure.
He provides for your needs - be complete.

I will rest in the arms of the Good Shepherd today. I hope you will, too!

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