Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My favorite passage in the scriptures is found in the gospel of John, chapter 10, where Jesus talks about being "the door of the sheep."

"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture." v. 9

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." v. 11

"I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.  But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice.  Then there will be one flock, one shepherd." v. 14-16

The other day my step-father asked me, "Why are there so many different denominations?"

To which I responded, "Because the enemy does not want us to be one body and will do anything he can to separate us."

"The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn't own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming.  The wolf then snatches and scatters them." John 10:12

I am looking forward to the day when the enemy can no longer separate us, and we truly will be one flock, with one Shepherd.