Caring for my son is fun. As I’m writing this post, my wife and I are listening to our Sony audio receiver waiting for him to wake up in his nursery. And since he has daddy’s appetite, he’ll likely wake up hungry.
As any parent knows, caring for a child is hard work. We reorient our entire lifestyle around the needs and eating patterns of our baby. Our little one has needs and we try our best to meet them.
We care for them. We love them deeply.
But we aren’t the only ones. We also have a shepherd who cares. He loves us deeply.
The Bible says Jesus is the good shepherd who cares for His sheep. Like a parent feeds their child with milk, His Word is the spiritual nourishment our soul’s need to live (See Jn 1:1-4; Mt 4:4). He smiles at us and takes delight in who we are: created in His image (Gen 1:26-27). And who is Jesus? Let’s hear what He says.
“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep. (Jn 10:14-15 NET)
The good shepherd cares for you. He created you and loves you. And He’s there to help you no matter where you’re at in life.
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