John 10:11-13 NIVUK
11 ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

Jesus’ compassion for us is not some 9am-5pm job, it is his identity, who he is. There is no moment when he is not looking out for us, giving himself for us, such is his sacrificial love. How about us, is our love for him or for others the same or does it have set hours?

Thank you Lord that you are God of our whole lives. Help us devote our whole lives to you.

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