The video version of this meditation can be found here.
In John 10 Jesus identifies himself with God. In verse 30 he says, “I and my Father are one.” Twice Jesus identifies himself as “The Shepherd,” or as “The Good Shepherd.” Fourteen times he calls his people “sheep.” He says, “My sheep hear my voice, I call them by name, and they follow me.”
I think it is safe to assume that Jesus wants to lead us to green pastures by still waters. He will lead us in good times, and in bad. When we are in the valley of the shadow, he is there, encouraging and leading us.
There are five senses: seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting, feeling. In John 10 only “hearing” is mentioned. If we want to receive maximum benefit from the Good Shepherd, we must learn to listen to his voice.
How do we do that? I would suggest three ways: (Please jump to page 2 below).