Words of Jesus:
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me….” John 10:14
It is very painful when we have no one; when there is no one to ask how we are feeling; when there is no one who has the time or inclination to visit or call; when there is no one who realizes how lonely we are.
Jesus likens Himself to a shepherd. Shepherds know and care for all their sheep. They care for each other individually. If one sheep goes off alone, the shepherd will go and search for it. The shepherd will never forget anyone of his flock.
That is a wonderful illustration of how God sees us. We are all very precious to him. He knows everyone of us by name and we are never out of His sight, never alone. We may find that difficult to grasp, but it is true.
Feeling lonely? Then entrust your life to Jesus, the good and perfect shepherd, and become one of His sheep. As one of His flock, you will be welcomed as a member of God’s family.
Prayer: Almighty God, I am beginning to realize just how lonely I am. It is very painful. It is staggering to think that You know every person on this earth by name – and that includes me. I do want Jesus to be my shepherd and I want to be part of Your family.