Imagine you are a sheep.  Yup.  A cute little, fluffy white sheep.  What if the young (King-to-be) David was your shepherd?  THE handsome, strong, brave, man of God, David.

2 David Bible facts:

As a shepherd, tending his father’s flock, when a lion or bear would come after his sheep, David would go after it with a club and take the lamb from its mouth.  If the lion or bear turned on him, David would catch it by the jaw and club it to death (1 Samuel 17:34-35).

David conquered the Philistine giant with a sling and a stone (1 Samuel 17:50).

If you are one of David’s sheep, do you know how much he cares for you, defends you, fights for you . . . loves you?  Do you know the value of his leadership and how he would leave the flock and look for you because you decided to be a rebel sheep one day and wonder off and try to do you own thing?  Do you hear his voice when he sees you are in danger or don’t know which way to go?  Do you even recognize his voice?

I want to be able to recognize my Shepherd’s voice in the middle of a busy square – even if He spoke just one word.

Cute Sheep

When I’m able to recognize the Lord’s voice, that means I have spent so much time with Him I will recognize His words to me in an instant.  When He directs me, I will know Him so well, I will know which direction to go.  It would mean no matter what was happening, I will be at peace knowing He is watching out for me and protecting me.  I won’t have to worry about where to go because He already knows where I’m supposed to be.  I am then able to love freely, be me freely, give freely – just be free!  All because I trust and know He is always there.  Wow.

Like a bodyguard.  Or a fierce loving mom who always has one eye on her child and would beat senseless anyone who even looks at their child weird.

But so much more than all of that, my Shepherd is the Creator of the universe, the One who was crucified over my sins so one day I could be in heaven with Him.  My Shepherd is Peace, Restorer, Goodness, Protector, Comforter, Defender and He blesses me.  He is all I ever need.

Here is a Psalm by the shepherd boy, David:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows (Psalm 23:1-6).

John 10:14 says this in behalf of God, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.”

So, cute little sheep, God knows you . . . do you know God?