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God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

We Are His

Read Psalms 97:1 through 101:8; Romans 2:1–29

When Pastor Chuck arrived at the church, he noticed someone sitting in an old pickup. The young man ran over and introduced himself as Patrick, a shepherd in the Dayton-Dundee area. 


Patrick owned a flock of Suffolk sheep and needed help with spring lambing season. His sheep usually mated in the fall so their lambs would be born in the milder spring weather when the pasture was green and plentiful. He wanted to hire the pastor as an assistant with a shepherd’s heart—someone like himself, who knew the importance of loving and caring for sheep.   


Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 100:3). 


During lambing, Patrick and his new assistant camped out in the pasture, watching over the flock, helping with deliveries, and holding newborn lambs in their arms. As born-again Christians, God likewise delivered each one, and now they belong to Him. As sheep in His pasture, they can feel safe and secure, knowing He loves them dearly.


Prayer Suggestion: Thank Jesus, the Good Shepherd, for always watching over you.  

Quicklook: Psalm 100:1–5