"My sheep listen to my voice; I
know them, and they follow Me."
Across the street from my house is a large playground, part of the
grade school. I often take Kasey and Annie, my two dogs, over there
to let them run. In fact, next week I'll be sharing a little more
about that; but this week I'd like to share something interesting
about one of my cats.
I've mentioned previously that I've begun letting my cats wander
outside. The other night, I was across the street at the schoolyard
with Kasey and Annie. Kasey and Annie were running; it was dark, and
I couldn't quite see them, so I called out to them. Annie came
promptly, but Kasey required a few more calls before she came. The
surprise, though, came when I turned around
and found that one
of my cats, Sneezy, had ALSO heard me calling--and had decided to
come visit from across the street! He had heard my
voice, and came when I called.
In John 10:2 - 5, Jesus describes Himself as a Shepherd, and
describes His relationship with us as follows:
"The man who enters by the gate is
the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him,
and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his
own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out
all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him
because they know his voice. But they will never
follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because
they do not recognize a stranger's voice."
Are you part of Christ's flock? When you hear His voice, do you
follow? Jesus knows us each by name, and calls us by our names.
Listen to the call. Listen, and follow.
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