Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me– just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep.
(John 10:14-15 (NIV))
What do you think of when you think of a shepherd?
Do you have visions of a poorly educated person who is rough and not pleasant to be around? Do you think of someone who cares little about their life and is relegated to tending to the smelly sheep?
Sadly, our mental image of a shepherd is something that is not one hundred percent accurate. In this profession, just like in every profession, there are those who are excellent and then there are those who are not so great. When you think of a good shepherd, that narrows the range. A good shepherd cares about the flock. He knows each one individually and He knows how each one will act. He is capable of calling each one by name.
Jesus is that good shepherd!
He knows my name!
What I find even more astounding is that He knows the name of every single person throughout history who has called upon Him as their personal Lord and Savior.
I don’t know about you, but I have problems calling my children by the right name sometimes.
Jesus will never call us by the wrong name. He knows us intimately and He loves each of us intimately.
Does Jesus know your name?