Day 1 (John 10:3) In my younger days, a voice would shriek upstairs to wake me up and get me out of bed. Why! I wanted to stay in the safety and comfort of my bedroom. If I’m honest, I still have days like that. Days where I just want to hide away and let the world pass me by while I take some time out. So why does Jesus, the Shepherd, call his sheep from safety inside the gate to follow him out...
Day and night you watch over your flock,
calling us to safety, urging us to follow your guidance.
Help us to recognise your shepherd voice,
and guide us along life’s winding and difficult paths.
(John 10:1-10) My two-year old Cocker Spaniel, Milo, has learnt to listen to my voice. He knows it when I call him. He bounces over to me when he hears my voice returning home. He knows it’s his master and he’ll get his fix of attention. All of this is easy enough when we’re at home. But with his heightened sense of smell and attentive hearing when we’re out, there’s temptation to stray. Before...
Guide of the past, present and future,
to you, today is like the blink of an eye
and yet you hold it in the palm of your hand,
full of care and love for all that happens.