Tuesday, December 13th. John 10:14

(This week’s devotions come from “Grace for the Moment” by Max Lucado.)

 

“I am the Good Shepherd.  I know my sheep, as the Father knows me.  And my sheep know me.”  John 10:14

 

The shepherd knows his sheep.  He calls them by name.

 

When we see a crowd, we see exactly that, a crowd… We see people, not persons, but people.  A herd of humans.  A flock of faces.  That’s what we see.

 

But not so with the Shepherd.  To him every face is different.  Every face is a story.  Every face is a child.  Every child has a name…

 

The shepherd knows his sheep.  He knows each one by name.  The Shepherd knows you.  He knows your name.  And he will never forget it.

 

Let us pray:  Dear Lord, open our eyes that we catch a brief glimpse of life as you see it.  That we might see persons rather than a crowd.  That we might see strangers as brothers and sisters.  That we might know that we belong in the safety and security of your flock.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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