John 10 The ancient desert east of Jerusalem is dangerous. Food is hard to find, water is scarce, and bandits hide ready to strike. It is a dangerous place for a flock of sheep. They need nourishment. They need protection. They need a shepherd who can lead them to both.
Life is difficult, dangerous, and confusing. We need a shepherd, tough enough, wise enough, and good enough for the real problems we face. In John 10 Jesus uses the image of a shepherd to tell us who he is and what he is like. Jesus wants us to know that in him we have the shepherd we need. He wants us to pay attention to his voice and follow him.
We all need to hear from Jesus. I can’t wait for us to gather to worship and listen to Jesus together.