I am the Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd [who] lays down his life for the sheep” John 10:11

Good Friday remembers the day that Jesus laid down His life on the cross for our salvation. The Good Shepherd puts the needs of His sheep ahead of His own – a purely selfless act. Jesus defeats death by His own death. His life bleeds out so that we can have true life. He saves our lives by laying down His life.

This is love, not that we love God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to die in our place on the cross (1 John 4:10).



Let’s follow Jesus

Matthew 8:23 –

“Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him.”

Whatever Jesus did, we should do and whatever Jesus tells us to do, we should do because He will never steer us wrong! We belong to Jesus; let us keep our eyes fixed on Him above the storm!

John 8:12 –

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.'”

How are you following Jesus in your daily life?



I’m convinced that my son will become a greater man than me. I’m like a David of old who conquers kingdoms. He’s like Solomon who unites kingdoms through the wisdom of God. God has designed/wired/put-him-together like that.

When Jesus said that “I have come that they [you] may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10), it means that you’re designed to live a life of eternal importance – not to simply exist – not just making it through the day.

The devil comes to rob you of your purpose and passion. Jesus calls you to that special place where His purpose and your passion meet.


Turn your eyes upon Jesus

A classic hymn but contemporary with a beat: OLDIES ARE GOLDIES GUYS!

Life has still moments; moments of rest, change, craziness but within all of it, we can look to Him, to Jesus, for help, strength, comfort, grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, care, joy, and peace.

When we look at Jesus, as the song says, the things of the earth grow strangely dim – it fades, it becomes less intense and overwhelming. The light of Jesus shines so much brighter than anything we face!

And as we look into His wonderful face, He makes His face shine on us!

Read Numbers 6:24-26 here: