Devotion for Friday after Lent 4

For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. ~ Ezekiel 34:11-12

Jesus is the Good Shepherd and cares for every one of His sheep as if it were the only one. Jesus would have died on the cross for the sins of the whole world even if there was only one sinner in the whole world. That is so amazing it’s hard to comprehend. Everything He went through, He went through for each of us individually and personally.

Lord God, the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary is so incredible it’s hard for me to even imagine. If I were the only person in the world, the Passion of the Christ would have still happened for me. Thank You, Lord, for loving me so much that You sent Jesus—who loved me just as much—to die so that I might live. Even if I had any power of my own, I would never be able to say or do enough to show my gratitude. But I don’t have any power of my own so my faith and my gratitude and my love and everything else I have all come from You. Guide me to use what have given me for Your glory. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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