Archive for May 29th, 2009


John 10


“His sheep follow him because they know his voice.  But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”


Remember how one end of a magnet repels while the other attracts; I thought of that as I read all that is said here about the sheep, the shepherd and the stranger. 


The sheep are so familiar with the shepherd’s voice, and trusting, that they naturally follow him around as he leads.  It says that the shepherd goes ahead of them.  I believe, knowing what they need, he goes ahead of them searching for the best pasture he can find for them.  All is well; no worries.


But the stranger attacks and scatters.  The sheep do not recognize the stranger’s voice and run from him.  It is foreign to them.  Their trust is turned to fear.


Oh to be so familiar with our Shepherd’s voice, and trusting, that we simply follow.  Knowing He knows what we need, we have no worries.  So familiar with His voice that when we hear the voice of the stranger that suggests that all will not be well, it will be foreign to our ears—thet we would not recognize it and would therefore run from it.


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