Ever notice how children know their mom’s voice – even at a noisy playground. Little heads spin when mom calls. Our voices are unique. Sure we can train them to sound a certain way, but the one we grew up with is uniquely ours.
God creates us with so many one of a kind qualities. There may be similarities, but even identical twins have traits that are theirs alone. Even more amazing is that He knows each of us so intimately. Knowing the number of hairs on our head and the wounds and scars of our souls.
Truly astounding though is this: Jesus wants us to know Him intimately as well. “I am the good shepherd, and I know My own, and I am known by My own.” (John 10:14 BLB)
Here’s the question of the day – how well do you know Christ? Getting to know that voice so well that others can’t lead us astray is pretty important in the times we’re living in.
If I wanted to get to know you really well, how would that happen? Go out once in a while to dinner? Nope. Meet up once a year for a whole week? Nope. Spending time regularly with you would be the only way. It’s the same with God. To know the One who created you: spend time in His Bible, time in prayer, time with others who follow Jesus, and listen always for His leading. Day in and day out these will make us experts in knowing His voice. “Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and we will eat together.” (Revelation 3:20 CEV)
The Savior is calling to you now. But someday, Jesus is going to make a final call to all who follow Him. Before then there will be imitators trying to lead us astray. When the Day comes and He calls, putting an end to all deception, we need to recognize that voice.
“He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.” (John 10:3b NLT) By name. He will call you out to gladly follow Him. I’m thinking when we hear that Voice say our name, we won’ be able to mistake it. For He’s been speaking it since before He began knitting us together in our mother’s womb. That voice – He called you by name before your first breath and He’ll call you by name when you breathe your first eternity breath.
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Time here and there and regularly helps us know Him and each other.
The start of you post reminded me of the comment my husband said on our walk yesterday. A gaggle of geese where flying overhead and honking to each other. And he said, It’s a good thing we don’t live in a large group of people, because I am not sure I could pick out your voice from a whole bunch of voices all talking at the same time, like geese can. 🙂
Paris, such a beautiful analogy of a mom’s voice so recognizable to their own children. And it is similar with Jesus. Oh, how I want to be the sheep who hears, recognizes, and follows the voice of my Savior, the Great Shepherd.
Karen, you do and you will – your heart for Him hears and someday clearly you will hear His “well done, good and faithful servant” – blessings as you listen and follow.