Jesus said “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me…..and I lay down my life for my sheep.”

John 10: 14-15

Gracious God we thank you for the words of Jesus, recorded for us in John’s gospel; words of love, goodness, assurance, provision and everlasting care.  Thank you that they bring strength and comfort when we have doubts, worries and fears. As we reflect, may we rest in your love:

The Lord is my shepherd;
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in fields of green grass
And leads me to quiet pools of fresh water.
He gives me new strength.
He guides me in right paths…
Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me…
You prepare a banquet for me….
You welcome me as an honoured guest…
I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life;
And your house will be my home as long as I live.

Extracts from Psalm 23
Good News Translation

Gracious God, may we find ways to share the wonderful love of our Saviour Jesus, who guides and protects us all of our lives and leads us safely home. Amen.

Ruth Rushworth