By Name

My wife posts a “Daily Treasure” on her site, “ “My Daily Treasure.” She started this site because God showed her that each day if she looks, she would uniquely find Him, and she does!

What a joy the Christian life is! Circumstances may be screaming at us to become angry or downcast. And, sometimes, we have to search really hard to find life’s treasure in our day; it’s like a treasure hunt. But we can always find God when we humble ourselves, pray, and turn from any worldliness that we’ve let in.

We learn from Jesus in John 10:3-4, “The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.”

I just watched a documentary that showed a goat herder in France letting her goats out of their winter pasture and then leading them up a mountain path in the Alps and into a vast, open land where they could graze for the summer. The shepherd walked ahead, followed by one hundred goats. How could I not write about The Good Shepard and His sheep after watching that!

Jesus calls his own by name. Hey, Gary, follow Me! Hey Diana, follow me! Hey, Jill, follow me! We have not been left to fumble through, to stumble around, to catch as catch can. Jesus has not only miraculously caused us to be reborn (how’s that for a treasure!), He goes ahead of us and calls us by name so we can follow Him! Now that’s a daily treasure.

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