Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hearing His Voice

"'My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me.'" John 10:27,28 NLT

Jesus said that His people would hear His voice and follow Him. He likens Himself to a shepherd and those He's calling as sheep. A shepherd leads his sheep. He cares for his sheep. He will even lay down his life for his sheep. Sheep are vulnerable. They will stray. They will walk into danger. They will starve or get dehydrated.

An interesting fact about sheep, is that they know the individual voice of their shepherd and will only follow that voice. You can keep various flocks in the same pen, but they will separate themselves by listening to the shepherd's voice.

Jesus is calling. Can you hear Him? He offers forgiveness of sins, eternal life, strength for today and hope for tomorrow. It doesn't matter what you have done. Where you have been. Or what has been done to you. It's all about what has been done for you. Jesus laid down His life at the cross for you. Why? Because He loves you. Now He is calling you to follow Him. He won't drive you like a flock of sheep. He'll gently lead you as the Shepherd of your soul. He will lovingly grasp your hand as He leads you through the difficult pastures of this life and into the kingdom of eternal life.

Jesus is calling you. Do you recognize His voice? Will you follow Him?

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