Jesus as the Good Shepherd (Based on John 10:1-29)

Photo taken in Kansas.

Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

Caring Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, similar to how a sheep comes to its shepherd. Just as a sheep is very dependent on its shepherd for survival, I acknowledge that I have many insufficiencies and am unable to guide myself through all of life’s twist and turns. It is evident that I need You as the Good Shepherd to protect and guide me, just as the shepherd guides his sheep. Verse 10-11: ‘The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.’

Teach me to listen and respond only to Your voice, just as sheep know the voice and respond only to their shepherd. Give me wise discernment to realize when the voice of a stranger, the evil one, is calling and trying to lead me astray.  Thank you that every Christian believer is infinitely valuable in Your eyes. Just like a shepherd helps when one of his sheep is in trouble, You will always seek out any of Your children who are in difficulty to protect them from eternal harm. Direct me to stay close to Your voice and listen and obey when You call. Verse 27: “‘My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.’

It is a great blessing and reassuring message that when I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and became a born-again child of Yours, there is nothing the evil one can do to snatch me away from You and Your love. Jesus said in John 10:28, “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” 

In Jesus’ Name, thank you for being my Savior and Shepherd.

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