I Have Come That They May Have Life…More Abundantly…John 10:10
In John 10, Jesus paints a beautiful picture for us…can you just see it?…of a well-loved flock of sheep…with a warm and safe sheepfold…and a precious, protective and loving shepherd…whom they love to follow!
But then, on the sinister side, he tells of a robber and a thief that threatens their well-being….just as satan wants to steal our peace, joy and purpose.
Isn’t that like the struggles in our own lives? Good versus evil! Kindness competing with cruelty! Love fighting to win out over hatred! Hope shining even in the shadow of fear!
There’s wonderful news!! Because Jesus is that loving, good shepherd of John 10!
He is the originator of goodness…kindness…love…and hope!
And He wants to be our shepherd, guide and protector!
Does your heart long to reach out for His love, kindness, goodness and hope? Really, there’s nothing else but darkness, otherwise!
John 10:3-4 tells us,
“The sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.”
Knowing the shepherd’s voice—that’s so vital! We can grow to know Jesus’ voice, so that we’ll follow only Him!
We’ll come to know His voice as we spend time with Him…through His word, the Bible!
And it’s so worth our time and effort to know Him, because He has a beautiful promise for those who do! His promise? Life…more…abundant!
“…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”
He wants to give us this abundant life! Jesus’ love is so great! He proved it by giving up His life for those who would love, follow and obey Him!
We could not follow any other who would or could love us more genuinely!