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Adorenament No. 9: A Shepherd’s Staff

Adorenament No. 9: A Shepherd’s Staff
Name of Jesus: The Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” John 10:11

With His name, Good Shepherd, Jesus gives another picture of who He is, that He is God and to those who believe, they are His people—the sheep of His hand. Because Jesus is the Good Shepherd, He cares for the sheep. In Matthew 9:36, it says that Christ “…seeing the multitudes, He felt (the words means from the inward parts), compassion for them, because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd.”

Sheep need a shepherd to care for them and make sure they don’t get hurt or lost. If you were a lamb, wouldn’t you want a shepherd? At one point in the Bible, Jesus talks about a shepherd who had 100 sheep and left 99 of them to go and find one that was lost. A good shepherd is willing to leave those that are safe in His care to save one that is lost without Him.

And that’s what we are—lost without Jesus! Isaiah the prophet says that we are sheep that have gone our own way. We are lost and have no hope, and like a sheep that is stuck in a thicket and can’t get out, we are hopelessly lost in our sins. That is why the Good Shepherd was willing to lay down His life for us sinners. By doing so, Jesus provides the way for us to come to Him and become children of God. John 1:12 says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name…”

Do you want Jesus to be your shepherd? Then invite the Good Shepherd into your life and ask Him to forgive your sin, change you, and make you more like Him. Finish by thanking Him for dying for you in your place so that you wouldn’t have to. As a result of this, you become one of His children—sheep who were lost but now have been found by the Good Shepherd.

One of God’s lost sheep who has been found! Praise Him!
Pastor Louie