Jesus Christ reveals himself in John 10 as “the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep.” A helpful way to read the Bible devotionally is to use the discipline of Scripture praying. Here is
O Good Shepherd,
We praise You for knowing each of us by name.
You are perfectly acquainted with our stories, our families, our circumstances, our hopes, our trials, and our joys. There is nothing about us of which You are unfamiliar.
Thank You for knowing us completely and yet loving us unconditionally.
We adore You for tenderly caring for us.
You provide for our needs and lead us in our wilderness journey.
You bear patiently with our weaknesses and sins.
Thank You for not casting us off for our wayward hearts.
You guard and protect us against all of our enemies.
We magnify You for laying down Your life for us.
You did it once for all when You died on the tree.
The greatness of Your costly love
is beyond our ability to comprehend.
Eternity will be too short to utter all of Your praise
for serving as our faithful and good shepherd, AMEN.