Jesus (10)

In our Bible Reading today, Jesus said that He is the good shepherd. These verses compare a shepherd with a worker who is paid to take care of sheep.
A worker who is paid to care for sheep does only what he must do. When trouble comes, he runs away and leaves the sheep alone. He does not really care about them. But a shepherd owns the sheep. He knows each sheep and notices when one is missing. When danger is near, he stays with the sheep to protect them. I am so glad that Jesus is my shepherd. I belong to Him, and I know He cares about me. I know He protects me from danger.
The most important thing a shepherd can do is give his life for his sheep. Jesus gave His life for us when He died on the cross. He loves us so much that He was willing to die and accept the punishment for our sins.
Think about Jesus being your good shepherd today. Remember what He does for you, and share this news with others.