Happy Friday! I’m off to Grand Rapids this morning to speak at the Hearts at Home confernece. Please pray that God will touch hearts through me! He is the true communicator!
God is also the Good Shepherd who cares for [ us ] His sheep. When we think God is being too hard on us, we must remember His unfailing love and care. This fact is seen throughout God’s Word. These verses reveal what the Good Shepherd does for His sheep. As you read, allow these truths to sink deep into your heart!
1.) He learns all about us. “I know my sheep.” “He calls his own sheep by name.” The Good Shepherd knows our names, our dispositions, our desires, our aims, our abilities, our faults, and all there is to know about us.
2.) He loves us. “I lay down my life for my sheep.” This tells us of the extent of God’s love for us. It’s like no other kind of love. It’s a divine love; a supernatural love; it’s an amazing love in that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
3.) He leads us. “He leads them out.” “When he puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them.” What a joy and satisfaction to follow such a leader! He leads us by his presence; by his voice; and by his impression. His own follow after him.
4.) He longs for us. “I am known of mine.” He longs that we should know him. “Learn of Me.” God desires that we be near him. He longs to love and protect us from dangerous enemies. He longs to lead us to green pastors and feed us rich food from heaven.
5.) He lives for us. “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” The Good Shepherd gives us life so that we will not perish nor shall any one snatch us from his hand. He lives in us so that we may live forever.
I pray you have a good weekend in the love and care of your Good Shepherd.