Lent Devotions 2008: Friday 29th February

I Am the Good Shepherd. I know my own and my own know me. (John 10:14)

What comforting words Jesus says in this verse; how wonderful that He knows each one of us and that we know Him.

Though through our daily sinfulness we are not worthy of such a Good Shepherd, we know that the depth of God’s love is limitless. God showed us this through the sacrifice Jesus made by dying on the cross.

Saviour, like a shepherd lead us,
much we need Thy tenderest care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us,
For our use Thy folds prepare.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
We are Thine, do Thou befriend us,
Be the Guardian of our way;

Keep us all, from sin defend us,
Seek us when we go astray;
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Hear, O hear us when we pray.