Great Plains Daily Devotional for 5/9/2022

Today please be in prayer for

Omaha First UMC
Missouri River District
Omaha Grace UMC
Omaha: Iglesia Comunitaria
Missouri River District
Omaha Hanscom Park UMC
Missouri River District
Omaha Hanscom Park UMC
Missouri River District

Today's Lectionary Text

John 10:22-30

At that time the Festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me, but you do not believe because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, in regard to what he has given me, is greater than all, and no one can snatch them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”

Today's Devotional

Reading this passage what are your first thoughts?  

Could Jesus have done anything else to convince the Jewish people that he was The Messiah?  

I can't help but wonder how frustrated he must have been with them.  But as he says in the scripture they don't belong to His sheep. 

Time after time in the bible followers are referred to as sheep.  Why do you think that is?  Is it an insult? Is it a compliment?

Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page, whether good or baaaad. (I couldn't help myself!)

 

 

 

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