Folks, Jesus is the shepherd. We are the sheep. When we get this right, when we live out our role by knowing, trusting, listening to and following Jesus – when we live out our role and let Jesus live out HIS role, life becomes SO MUCH BETTER.
Y’all, it’s so simple, and yet it’s the secret to life. Every time you try to live for yourself or a few select people who are in your family or are otherwise your favorites in life, you are rejecting the power of resurrection. ONLY when you choose your primary identity to be a follower of the RESURRECTED one will you truly live in response to resurrection, will you truly LIVE.
Folks, Christ is risen. That fact might have confused and perplexed the followers of Jesus who first visited the empty tomb, but it shouldn’t have. It just FITS with everything that had come before, and I don’t just mean Jesus’ often confusing words. Christ is risen because resurrection, new life, real, true life, the kind of life that is TOV, is what God has always wanted for all of us, for YOU.