““I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.”John 10:11 NLT
Have you ever read the “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?” It’s an excellent fictional book by C.S.Lewis and a tale that has a lot of symbolism of Christian themes throughout. Actually, the main protagonist Aslan is a type of Christ throughout the entire Narnia story arch. The reason I mention this is when the main characters learn of this lion king named Aslan they ask another character if he’s ‘safe’ lion. I love the answer they are given. They say, “Of course He isn’t safe. But He is good.” That is the most perfect way to quantify God. God is beyond containing. God is beyond understanding. God is not something we can control or fully understand. He is not “domesticated.” He is not ‘safe’ in terms of something we can control or exert authority over. However, God is good. That should come as the greatest blessing in our lives. God does not have to be good. God could be anything. However, His nature is good. Therefore, His goodness is our blessing. In the scripture above, Jesus says that He is good. That doesn’t mean He is a push over or a to be played with. It simply means He is just, fair, and watchful… like a good shepherd. Constantly on the alert and taking care of those who are His. When there is a strong leader, the people can rest knowing they are well looked after. Not because they are safe but because they are good. Did you know that you can rest today because, if you have given your heart to Jesus, you have a Good Shepherd watching over you.
- I will rest in knowing I have a Good Shepherd watching over me.
- I will take all my cares to Him.
- I will think on how Good is even though He doesn’t have to be.
- I will realize everything in my life is a blessing from Him.
“God, thank you for being good which means you always do what’s best for me.”