Lenten Devotional for March 3

I Am the Good Shepherd


John 10:11-18

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
— John 10:11


I was in a meeting when it started. We all looked out the window in awe of the unfamiliar “white stuff” falling from the sky. “Wow! The meteorologists were right!” exclaimed one of my colleagues. We abruptly headed to our cars so that we could get home before the snow got worse. But it was too late. The snowstorm caught us unprepared, crippling the city and its transportation systems. People were stranded for days in cars, at work, at school and on buses. People abandoned their vehicles and walked miles in order to pick up their children or find a place that was warm and dry. Food and water became luxuries as getting to a store or finding an open restaurant proved an impossible task.

As I sat in my car for hours, wondering if I would make it home, I started to become anxious. And then I remembered the promises of the Good Shepherd who knows each one of us by name and all of our needs. Because we have a Good Shepherd who knows us and sacrifices life for us, we “lack nothing” and we “fear no danger.” Our Good Shepherd is always with us.
—Jasmine Rose Smothers*


Dear God, thank you for being our good shepherd and staying with us at all times. Amen.


What gives you a sense of security?

Credits: *From The Upper Room daily devotional guide. Copyright ©2015. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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