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He Calls and I Answer

You're one of mine!

Text:

John 10:27-28.

Devotion:
In Norway the shepherds care for their sheep just as Jesus cares for us.  In winter the sheep are kept in a type of "house" to protect them from the cold and keep them warm.  This reminds us of Jesus who is our Good Shepherd and loves and cares for us.   In John 10:11 Jesus said:

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

Jesus died to save us so that we can have a home in Heaven and live with Him for eternity.

In summer in Norway, 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.  Only his own sheep respond to his voice and come to him!  They then follow him as he leads them back to their "house", where he will keep them safe throughout the long freezing winter.

What a lovely picture this is of Jesus calling to us.  We answered His call and now we have come to love Him as our Best Friend, Saviour and Lord.  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."

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 (1 Corinthians 5:21).  Tomorrow may be too late!

Won't you answer now and ask Jesus to forgive your sins, come and live in your heart and give you eternal life?

God bless!
 

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