Monday, January 28, 2013

they know him...

January 28, 2013
John 10:1-4
V4 …the sheep hear his voice and he calls them by name and leads them out

It’s an interesting relationship, the shepherd and the sheep, I mean an actual shepherd and the animal. It’s an unusually close relationship; one that I’d say is closer than some human ones. The shepherd can recognize the sheep that belong to him; now, to me one sheep looks exactly like any other sheep, but each shepherd knows which are his. He takes care of them; he knows them, he even names them. The sheep aren’t the most intelligent animals in the kingdom but they know the voice of their shepherd. They know him enough that they will not follow any other shepherd out of the pen. His voice is theirs and they know it. When we think on our relationship with Jesus, are we this close with our Shepherd? If not then we should be…

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