“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
Recently, I was riding through an area of extensive sheep herds. Pastures were full of them. Some had jumped the fences and were along the roadway.
One thing caught my attention. Each had been spray painted with a strip of color. There were reds, blues, greens, etc. Our guide told us that it was so that farmers could identify their sheep as they intermingled with others from other farms.
I thought of God looking down on creation. We humans are His sheep and He is our Shepherd. He knows the hairs on our head. No painted stripe is necessary. He knows each one of us because He created each of us, each in a definite and different way. There is no one exactly like you. God loves you just as you are. God wants us to love Him as much as He loves us.
Because He is our shepherd, He will provide all our needs. He will provide green pastures and still water, as He restores our inner being. If we will listen and follow Him, He will lead us down the right paths of life. We need not fear, as He protects us from danger with all His power.
As I looked over the green pastures and saw the calm sheep, I thought of myself as one of them and was assured that surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and, because of my commitment to Jesus, I will dwell with Him forever.
I can listen to His voice, because He knows me and then I can follow Him where so ever I go.
By John Grant
Used by Permission
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney
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