People Who Know Jesus – Part 3
They live by faith and follow their shepherd’s voice. He knows them.
It is so important to know Jesus and that Jesus knows who we are. In John 10, Jesus talks at length about being the Shepherd. He said,
When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. (John 10:4).
Let’s look at a third example of a saint that Jesus knows. We will discuss a brother who was an inspiration to his ecclesia and to the community in which he lived. His influence was so powerful that the mayor gave him the key to the city, and he was mayor for a day. He touched many lives.
He was a very humble and honest man. He never gave an exhortation, but he spoke with his actions. Despite the long distance he traveled, he came to church every Sunday. He gave generously to any cause that the ecclesia was engaged in. He owned a market in a small lakeside town. The people came from far and wide to his store. If they could not afford to pay, he gave it to them on account (which they may have never paid). He would make free deliveries to folks who had no other way of getting their groceries.
He was wealthy, although you would never know it. He, his wife, and his elderly mother lived in row houses. He actually owned the whole block and rented it to those who would otherwise have no other place they could afford. If you needed a job, he would make up work for those who could find no other work.
He had some tragedies in his life. His granddaughter was run over in front of his house. It damaged his daughter’s faith, but he and his wife remained faithful and accepted God`s will.
You know people like this. They grace your life and make it beautiful. They show us a better way to live. They give what they can and expect nothing in return. They live by faith and follow their shepherd’s voice. He knows them.
Please share any stories of the saints you know and who Jesus knows.
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Picton Ecclesia, ON
- All Scriptural citations are taken from the New American Standard Bible.