Jesus, the Good Shepherd...
"He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out." John 10:3
“How come you know my name?”, Joey asked. It took all the strength i could muster not to yell…. BECAUSE I HAVE TO SAY IT ALL THE TIME! YOU REQUIRE A LOT OF MY PERSONAL ATTENTION!
I wonder how many times a day my name rolls off our Father’s lips. And more importantly, does it roll off in loving frustration or in tender love and pleasure?
Lord, help me to care and treat others with the same love, grace and mercy you so freely pour out on me. Do i deserve it? No. But does that stop you? No. Soften my heart to those who have broken hearts. You, Father, know the names of the ones suffering around me. Help me to be more attentive, to hear their cry and to help them out of their brokenness and darkness too.
have a kind-filled day!