Pastor Craig has been preaching through the book of John and, I think I speak for all at GCC when I say, it has been such an enriching journey. As Pastor tells us every week through this series, “I hope you leave more in awe of Jesus than when you came in.” That has certainly been the case with me!
One thought in particular that stuck me this past week was from an old Puritan preacher. To give you some context, in John 10 Jesus likens himself to a Shepherd of sheep, being the church.
But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
(John 10:2-4 ESV)
Believers hear Jesus’ voice and follow him. This is where the old Puritan’s comments come in. He mentioned that Jesus’ sheep bear two marks, or tags if you will. One is on our ears, to hear, and one is on our feet, to obey.
Not an especially long post today, but I hope a profound one. Are you a sheep? Do you hear the Good Shepherd’s voice? Most importantly, are you following Him in obedience?