The Shepherd’s Call

Matthew 4.18-22, John 10.3-5

Jesus said he is the Good Shepherd; he walks ahead, calling us by name, we know his voice, and we follow. His words were spiritual, he was a carpenter, not a shepherd, and the sheep he spoke of are people like you and me. But he was not ignorant of shepherding; he was familiar with the behaviour of shepherds and their sheep on the green hills of Galilee.
We modern city people are more familiar with dogs and cats than sheep, but there are some similarities; our dogs know our voices and they also respond when we call them by name.
The first time Jesus called his sheep they responded well; his disciples dropped what they were doing and followed immediately. Something beyond the natural was happening; More