Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Are You Sheepish Towards God?

Ok, ok that was a dumb title.  But at least I didn't go with "Are You The Black Sheep in God's Family?"  Right??!!

I was reading John 10 about how Jesus is our shepherd- so, sorry for the sheep jokes. They were cheap.  Ok, I'll stop rhyming.    Jesus was saying that the sheep know their shepherd's voice and they follow him.  They will not listen to a stranger.

In John 10:7-10 Jesus says "I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.  All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.  I am the gate, whoever enters through me will be saved.  He will come in and go out and find pasture."

Jesus' word and examples are what we strive for.  If we follow him we will know that we are on the correct path.  That is a comforting thought.  Do I want to be saved?  Yes.  Do you want to be saved? I'm pretty sure.  Jesus shows the way!!

At least I didn't end this post with a 'counting sheep' reference!  Oh wait, I just did.  Sorry...  :)

1 comment:

Ralph said...

Sheep are simple of mind - perhaps that is why they will follow a truly trusted soul (keep them from straying in the direction of the wolves...). Yet we are so advanced as humans that we think we can do it all on our own, and stand to fail miserably. So, we need to submit to God and not overthink all of it - just follow God's will and his way a simply as the sheep follows the shepherd...unquestioningly!