In this weekend's passage from John 10 Jesus says, "I am the good shepherd..." If He is the shepherd that makes us sheep. Though it is a beautiful picture of Christ to see Him as a Shepherd, it is not a very flattering picture of us. Sheep are not very smart. The emphasis in the passage, however, is not on our stupidity but rather on Christ's love for His sheep.
The one thing that sheep do know pretty well is the sound of their shepherd's voice. They spend so much time with the shepherd and they hear His voice over and over throughout their days that they immediately respond to His call. You may not feel like you know much or have much to offer in this life but if you know the sound of your shepherd's voice you know all you need to know to live life to it's fullest. Start listening for His voice, practice every day (prayer, reading the Bible) and soon you will begin to immediately recognize His voice. See you Sunday!
(I know those are goats in the picture and not sheep but isn't it cool that those goats can climb trees!)- Pastor Kris