I am the good shepherd. —John 10:11

Jesus is the “good shepherd.” Have you ever read Psalm 23 like this?

Jesus is my shepherd; I have all that I need. Jesus lets me rest in green meadows; Jesus leads me beside peaceful streams. Jesus renews my strength. Jesus guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for Jesus is close beside me. Jesus’ rod and Jesus’ staff protect and comfort me. Jesus prepares a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. Jesus honors me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely Jesus’ goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of Jesus forever.

Jesus gives you all you need! He gives you rest and peace. He gives you strength. He guides you to bring honor to His Name. Jesus is close to you and you will not fear. He protects you and comforts you. He gives you a feast in your enemies’ presence. Jesus honors you and gives you overflowing blessings. His goodness and unfailing love is always with you. You will live in Jesus’ house forever.

So… what is it you need?

Dear Father, I thank You for the Lord Jesus Christ Who gives me everything I need to live a life that is full, purposeful and has eternal significance. Thank You for all He is and for all He does. He is AWESOME!

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