John 10:27-30 NRSVue

27My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My 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. 30The Father and I are one.”

Some thoughts on this scripture

Jesus is our protector and Shepherd who guards and guides, who feeds and protects us from the dangers of life and defends us from anyone who tries to take us away from him. We are assured of this gift as we stay connected to hearing his voice.

Coming to prayer keeps me close to God, deepening this relationship which exists between us so I can listen to his voice. This is a precious time where I can experience a loving intimacy which God longs to give me. This is a gift that continues to guard me and guide me. I listen to God’s gentle voice speak to my heart.