Occasionally, we will reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on October 8, 2013.
Reading: John 10: 1-6
One of the memories I have of my childhood days in the church is of a stained glass window that was in the nursery of our church. It was of Jesus, in a pasture, with sheep all around Him, one in His arms. Everyone who went into that room was reminded that Jesus was the Good Shepherd and through Jesus you will enter the kingdom of heaven.
There are so many times in the Bible that Jesus is compared to a shepherd. And there are so many times that we are compared to sheep. In these verses, Jesus tells us that sheep will not follow a stranger's voice. In the same way, we, as sheep, should not follow any other voice than Jesus'. We should be wary of those voices out there that preach things that are contrary to our Christian beliefs. Hopefully, unlike the people that Jesus told the story of the sheep to, we will understand what Jesus is talking about. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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