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Jesus Our Good Shepherd

Jesus Our Good Shepherd

Let us give thanks and lift up grateful hearts that we have a Good Shepherd who cares so well for us. Not only is Jesus our Savior who redeems us, He is our Good Shepherd who watches over us.

Have you thought about Jesus as your Good Shepherd? Do you trust in Him as your Good Shepherd? 

Do you give daily thanks for His careful watch over you? 

Let us purpose to give thanks to God that in His great love He has sent us a Good Shepherd to watch over us, keeping us safe from the wolves that prowl about, letting us sleep peacefully under His careful watch, and providing for our every need. Let our hearts choose to follow and trust Him in this role.

Jesus affirms He is our Good Shepherd and His desire to tend to our needs in John 10:11, 14 NIV             “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”  14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—”

We can give thanks that our Good Shepherd, Jesus, knows us. He knows every need, worry, fear, and  hope. He knows us…and He cares for us.

This Thanksgiving I invite you to read Psalm 23 with the eyes of your heart and see anew, what a truly Good Shepherd we have. When we remember who Jesus is, we can bring all our cares to Him for we know He truly cares for us. May you choose to always see Him as your Good Shepherd. May you call on your Good Shepherd daily to guide you, strengthen you and sustain you. May you trust in your Good Shepherd to keep you safe and restore you in every way.

Psalm 23 NIV 

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
                                                                                they comfort me.                                                                                      5 You prepare a table before me

    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

A grateful heart opens us to see possibility and opportunity we couldn’t otherwise see and promotes healing we desperately need. A grateful heart brings restoration and hope.

Let our gratefulness begin with our Good Shepherd who will never leave our side or abandon us. Let us seek Him and know all the deepest longings we have will always be met in Him.

Matthew 6:33 NIV  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

May God bless you this Thanksgiving wherever you are. May you know how deeply loved you are by Him, and how much Jesus, your Good Shepherd cares for you. May your gatherings be filled with joy and abounding in peace. God bless you and your families this Thanksgiving.

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