Daily Word Of God
It was the time of the feast of Dedication in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the Temple walking up and down in the Portico of Solomon. The Jews gathered round him and said, ‘How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us openly.’
Jesus replied: ‘I have told you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name are my witness; but you do not believe, because you are no sheep of mine. The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life; they will never be lost and no one will ever steal them from my hand.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus is the Good Shepherd who would risk His life even to the point of dying to seek out and save the lost sheep. He is our Good Shepherd, Saviour and Protector of all souls.
- Being a sheep and having Jesus as the Good Shepherd, death would not be the end but the beginning of eternal life of glory with God in heaven.
- In our daily living, we are often challenged to make Christ-like choices. Do our lifestyles witness to Jesus as our Good Shepherd or the false shepherd of the secular world of self-centredness?