We are now in the 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension. During this time, we meditate on what the resurrection means for us and how he continues his work even today.
Today’s devotion is based on Jesus’ words as they are recorded for us in John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.”
It may seem confusing that Jesus also speaks of himself being the Good Shepherd. Calling himself the Good Shepherd allows us to have a better understanding of who Jesus is. What the Father does, the Son also does. Everything the Father is the Son is also. The Father and Son are one. If God were human, this description of God would be total nonsense. No human can be one person and three persons.
This is not true of God. He is eternally the one and only God who appears to us as the Son and Holy Spirit. That is how he speaks, that is how he works, and that is how he enters into a relationship with us. In Jesus, we get to see the Father, for the Father and Jesus are one.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: I thank you this morning that you came to us as the Good Shepherd. Thank you for revealing the love of God the Father to us through your life and death. Thank you for clothing us with your robes of righteousness so that we on Judgment Day will be declared innocent. Please help me to live this day in your grace. In your holy name, I pray. Amen