April 17 Edevotional
This week, in the lectionary readings for the Easter season, we move from Jesus’ resurrection appearances as recorded by Luke, to John’s Gospel and the more mystical sayings of Jesus to the disciples before he is to die. John writes as if Jesus is almost desperate to help the followers understand their way to a deep intimacy with God. This Sunday is a reading from John 10 where Jesus speaks of himself as the good shepherd. “I am the good shepherd. I know my own sheep and they know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. I give up my life for the sheep.” (John 10:14-15) How do you know the Father/Mother God? I am told that sheep farmers, sheep herders, know each of their sheep, intimately, by name. (at least the smaller sheep farms). The same relationship that Jesus has with God, is now ours. It is my prayer that you know this today, God’s intimate presence, as close as the air you breathe.
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