We’ve all had people in our lives who we know care about us. They have helped us become who we are. They want us to do well in our lives, and they’ve had gone out of their way to be a positive force in our lives. Can you think of someone like that in your own life? Who makes you feel that you are special to them? Just take a few seconds, and think on that person right now.
What a wonderful feeling to know that someone out there loves and cherishes you, that someone always wants what’s best for you. Thinking about this, take a look at John 10:1-5.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
Have you ever thought about how special you are to our Shepherd? He wants to protect you, to guide you. He knows you by name. Of the roughly seven billion people on our world, Jesus knows you individually. He cares about you as an individual. Just as we all have people in our lives who take a vested interest in our health and happiness, we have a Savior who is personally vested in each and every one of us.
He calls us to Him. He calls us by name. He cares about us, and we are special to Him. Let’s then live our lives in such a way that others know He is special to us.