SHEEP FOR HIS NAME SAKE
Jesus Christ said, "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep,
and am known by My own" (John 10:14).
Bonding by humans and animals is a close tie. Those who have a
pet dog, cat or some other animal can relate. Pet owners have
been known to spend lavishly on medical expenses for a pet. Many
have been known to weep and grieve when such a pet dies.
I heard of a child whose cat died. The parent in trying to console
the child said, "Don't cry. Fluffy has gone to be with God." the child
exclaimed, "What would God want with a dead cat?"
Those of us not familiar with an oriental shepherd and his sheep
can't imagine the interrelation between them. Against this backdrop
Christ said, "I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and
am known by My own..."
As our children were growing up and conversation turned to a
person they wouldn't ask, "Do you know him?" Instead they would
ask, "Does he know you?"
If you have trusted Christ as Savior He knows you. You are known
Knowing that I am from Georgia persons in other parts of the
country sometimes ask, "Do you know President Jimmy Carter?"
With increasing pride I am privileged to say, "Yes."
Does he know you?
We were prayer partners for some time. Just the other day I had a
handwritten note from him with the greeting, "To Nelson, my old
friend..." It evoked memories of many pleasantries shared.
If you were to receive correspondence from the Lord would it bear
the greeting "My old friend?" Is yours a warm personal relation
with the Good Shepherd? Christ said, "I know My own."
There is a synthesis between sheep and the shepherd, a beautiful
bonding. You are ----
I. A PROXY "HE LEADS ME IN THE PATHS OF
Christ wants to guide, guard, and govern in your life for His name's
sake. Perhaps you are a person professing to be a Christian. The
word means a Christ partis ...
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