6/8/2022 - Always the right pace
How fast does Jesus walk? I'm asking because on my way to work this morning I saw a car pulled over by police. Speeding? Probably. In a hurry? Aren't we all? That's the point. What determines Jesus' pace? To those who would be his disciples Jesus says, "follow me". And in the Jesus movies I always see Jesus out in front with his disciples tagging along. Do you think Jesus ever looks over his shoulder and says, "c'mon guys, keep up". If that's the case, maybe like me, you'd be lagging way behind. Consider John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. A shepherd never walks beyond the sight of his sheep but always far enough ahead to keep them moving where they find food, water and safety. How fast does Jesus walk? Always just ahead of me to keep me moving right but never so far ahead he loses sight of where I am and what I need. He's the Good Shepherd and his pace is set by his love you.