I AM ... The Good Shepherd | John 10:14
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me--
Jesus is the Good Shepherd. There is, with him, a personal and intimate relationship. We know him. But most importantly he knows us.
He knows what I dread. He knows what I fear. He knows where I fail. He knows what I dream. He knows my pain. He knows what makes me anxious. He knows what makes me angry.
He knows me better than I know myself and loves me anyway. He guides me through dreaded parts of the journey. He calms my fears. He picks me up when I fall and forgives my failures. He frames my dreams. He eases my pain. He brings peace. He cools my steaming emotions. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He never fails to provide everything I need.
Lord Jesus, thank you for being my Shepherd. And thank you for always providing the best for me. In your name I pray. Amen.