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 written in John 10:11, “I am the good Shepherd.”
If one of the shepherd’s sheep is lost, they go looking for it so that they can bring it back into the flock. This is precisely what Jesus, our Good Shepherd, does. Each and every one of us wants to go our own way. We are preoccupied with our own affairs, worried about our livelihood, and worst of all, we believe we know the best way to live our life.
That is why we need a Good Shepherd. Jesus died and rose again to rescue us from sin’s deadly trap. In doing so, we need to be in his flock of believers. We need to be in the presence of each other. We need to hear his words of comfort. In him is life itself—all praise to Jesus, our Good Shepherd.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd. Please help us always to understand that you want what is best for us. Please help us always to remember what you took upon yourself when you came to seek out those who were lost. Let us experience how comforting and delightful it is to be in your flock of believers. In your holy name, I pray. Amen