"I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep."
Insight: The image of Jesus being our own good shepherd brings hope and peace to our souls. He protects, guides, and corrects out of a deep and intimate understanding of who we are and where we're at in life. Even when we're not proud of that place spiritually, emotionally, or physically, the fact that Jesus loved us enough to sacrifice his life for us, offers us the greatest hope.
Prayer: Jesus thank you for your sacrificial care and love for me. You are always good and faithful. Help me to experience that truth today.