"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep... I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep." - John 10
When I look at this window. I feel the presence of the Good Shepherd looking over his flock. I think about how God is like a loving Mother and Father who remembers their children. It makes me realize that there is someone much greater than myself. It reminds me that Jesus is the Good Shepherd and also the gatekeeper.
Jesus knows his sheep by name, and they know his voice. He leads his sheep to good pastures and water. He lays down his life so that the sheep could have abundant life.
He tells us that, if we follow in his teaching, when we get to the gate, he will know our names and recognize our voices, opening the gate so we may enter. The man who enters by the gate is the Shepherd of the sheep.
Jesus gave his life so that all people will have life, and have it abundantly.
- Martha Richardson