In our world today, it is easy to send someone an e-mail or text or to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. But I still prefer to sit down and talk with people. I can send cards, e-mails or other messages to my family members. But I like to be with them and communicate in person.
I am so glad that it isn’t hard to communicate with Jesus. He is never too busy to talk with me. I don’t ever have to leave a message. I can talk to Jesus any time or any place. He is always willing to pay attention to me. And even though I can’t see Jesus right now, I can learn about Him through the Bible.
One time Jesus was with His disciples. He told them a story about a shepherd who had names for all his sheep. When the shepherd called them, they followed him. The shepherd knew his sheep, and the sheep were willing to follow their shepherd. John 10:3 tells us about this. “The man who guards the gate opens the gate for the shepherd. And the sheep listen to the voice of the shepherd. He calls his own sheep, using their names, and he leads them out.”
Jesus was talking about Himself. He is our shepherd. He knows that we want to love and follow Him. Talk with Jesus and pay attention to Him today.