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He Called and I Answered

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Caring Shepherds:

A recent visitor was telling us about her trip to Norway.  In winter, sheep are kept in a type of "house" to keep them warm.  This reminded us of Jesus being our Good Shepherd.  In John 10:11 Jesus said:

"I am the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep."

In Norway the shepherds care for their sheep just as Jesus cares for us.  Jesus also died in to save us so that we will have a home in Heaven and live with Him for eternity.

Calling His Sheep:

In summer, all the flocks are sent up into the mountains to graze.  At the end of summer, a shepherd will come to where several flocks are intermingled and call out to his sheep.  But only his own sheep will respond to his voice and come to him!  They then follow the shepherd as he leads them back to their "house", where he will keep them safe throughout the long winter again.

He Called and I Answered:

What a lovely picture this is of Jesus calling to us.   We answered and now we love Him as our Saviour, Lord and Best Friend.  In John 10:27-28 Jesus said:

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man snatch them out of My hand."

He is Calling Today:

Yes, Jesus called, and I answered and followed Him.   Today Jesus calls again, but, have you answered?

Remember, now is the time of God's favour, and now is the day of salvation (1 Corinthians 5:21).  Tomorrow may be too late!

God bless.

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