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Day 5: I am the Good Shepherd

Friday, August 20th, 2010

John 10:14-16 (TNIV):
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. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.

Reflection:
God calls Paul to go to the Gentiles and proclaim His gospel to them. The Gentiles have a place among those who are sanctified by faith in the Lord. There continue to be others out there who are not of this sheep pen but they are meant to listen to Jesus’ voice and join the flock. Whose voice do we follow since this world has very many, seemingly righteous calls that we hear ever so loudly. The challenge is not insurmountable because the voice of our Shepherd is clear and life giving compared to all the rest. As we know and follow His voice, we are to bring others to Him.

Response:
A child is familiar with the voice of their parent, starting at a very young age, and the child responds accordingly to this voice that they recognize.  It follows then that the parent, if they fully assume the duty, will do everything in their power to show that the child is cared for. How much greater it is in our relationship with our Father in heaven! Let’s once more hear the call of the Good Shepherd’s voice. Let’s open our ears to hear the life we are called to live in true freedom that we taste and live in today. Pray for those that we are ministering to in our missional groups, campus fellowships, neighborhoods, and workplaces that they also may hear our Father who is calling each back to the fold.

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