Week 39   Day 6

 

  

            we are sheep who need shepherding 

            sheep do not do very well on their own 

                        apart from others 

                        just their resources 

 

            to need shepherding is a positive quality 

            receiving and responding to good guidance is necessary 

                        it enlightens 

                        it protects  

 

            we are tempted to wander off from the shepherd 

            with head down and engrossed in the life of the moment 

                        forgetting

                        ignoring  

 

            we become separated afraid confused 

            lost and on shaky ground or on dangerous cliffs              

                        calling out for counsel

                        praying that help will come 

 

            there is something about our Shepherd 's voice

            that we need to listen to 

                        recognize 

                        follow

 

            Jesus lays down his life for his sheep

            he is our Good Shepherd and our constant companion 

                        loving and kind in very experience 

                        faithful and true throughout our lives 

 

                                                                  --rus

 

                       

 

                                YOUR GOOD SHEPHERD

       Jesus loves you so much, he will die to save you.

                                               John 10

 

     2"He who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 

3To him, the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice;

he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.  7 I am

the door of the sheep.   9 If anyone enters by Me, he will be

saved, and go in and out and find pasture.  10 I have come

that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.  

    11"I am the good shepherd, who gives His life for the sheep. 

12A hireling sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep and flees;

and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.  13The hireling

flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 

    14"I am the good shepherd; I know My sheep, and am known

by My own.  15As the Father knows Me, even so I know the

Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.  16 I have others

which are not of this fold; them also I must bring.  They will

hear My voice, and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

    17"My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may

take it again.  18No one takes it from Me.  I have power to lay it

down, and I have power to take it again." 

    19There was a division again among the Jews because of these

sayings.  20Many of them said, "He has a demon and is mad. 

Why do you listen to Him?"  21Others said, "These are not the

words of a demon.  Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

    24Then the Jews surrounded Him and said, "How long do

You keep us in doubt?  If You are the Christ, tell us plainly." 

25Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. 

The works that I do in My Father's name bear witness of Me. 

26You do not believe, because you are not of My sheep,  27My

sheep follow Me.  28 I give them eternal life, and they shall

never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 

29My Father is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch

them out of My Father's hand.  30 I and My Father are one."

    31They took up stones again to stone Him.  32Jesus answered

them, "Many good works I have shown you .  For which of those

works do you stone Me?"  33They answered Him, "For a good

work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because

You, being a man, make Yourself God."  37Jesus answered them,

"If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38but

if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you

may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him." 

39Therefore they sought to seize Him, but He escaped from them.
                 This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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