Thursday, October 6, 2016
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” John 10:11
Without a doubt, we know that God truly is our Shepherd. He has described Himself as such in the Gospel of John. We read Jesus’ words “I am the Good Shepherd”. Profound isn’t it?
David called the Lord, “My Shepherd.” Jesus went a bit further and qualified the word shepherd. Jesus emphasized that not only is He our shepherd, but He is our Good Shepherd.
There are many shepherds all over the world. Just as there are many mothers and many fathers, many teachers, many doctors, many friends, many husbands, many wives etc.
But when one hears of a good teacher, one wants to be taught by that teacher. When one hears of a good doctor, one would travel for miles and miles to visit that doctor. There is a different message that is conveyed when the word ‘good’ is attached to a profession or a person. Likewise, as the word ‘good’ is attached to shepherd, we get a clearer picture to what David declared in Psalm 23:1.
Jesus is our Good Shepherd. He is above all shepherds. He has more power and authority than other shepherds. He is in a class of His own. There is no shepherd like Him. He is the Almighty God who chooses to identify Himself as our Good Shepherd. And, as a good shepherd He will take care of us in such a way that the enemy would not be able to defeat us or destroy us at all.
This must give you the confidence that you need to go through your life following the Good Shepherd, as He leads and directs your life.
The abundant supply of my Shepherd is available to me in a continuous flow, so there is no lack in my life.