June 1, 2023

Paulina De La Fuente
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.”
John 10:14-16

The one commonality that the sheep have (aside from being sheep) is the shepherd. It’s the shepherd who knows the sheep, lays his life down for the sheep, speaks to the sheep, and joins together the flocks of sheep. I’m so thankful that, in Christ, we get to live in this reality — to know God and be able to hear Him speak into our lives.

How amazing it is that God even makes Himself knowable to us. What an encouragement for us to share the gospel with! That our God hasn’t stayed at a distance behind a cloud of smoke. Instead, He has made Himself known to us, He has drawn near to us, He has become like us in order to pave an undeserved way back to the Father, He has become a constant presence in our lives by the indwelling of His Holy Spirit. God has made Himself knowable, even though we can’t fully grasp or understand Him. He wants us to know Him and be close to Him. God is readily available to all of us who turn to Him and seek after Him. One Father, one shepherd, one flock in Him.