Passage: John 10:11-21
Verse: John 10:14 (NIV 2011)
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
A shepherd is responsible for the care of the flock. The shepherd also guides the flock to safety when the flock is threatened. As this caring relationship grows, between the flock and the shepherd, the flock begins to trust the shepherd more and more. As the trust builds, the flock willingly listens to, and follows, the directions given to them by the shepherd. May we look to Jesus, the good shepherd, for His provision, care, and protection. May we trust Him to guide us in the big things, as well as the little things, we encounter in each and every day. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)