Jesus says in John 10:14, “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” In recent days, I have been leaning into who Jesus is in comparison to what our present struggles, stresses and sadness might be during this season of isolation. I was reminded of a story I read once. Two men were asked to recite Psalm 23. The first man was a distinguished orator trained in speech technique and drama. He recited the familiar Psalm with power and passion. When he finished, the many people listening cheered and asked for an encore in order to hear his voice again. The next gentleman to read was a bit older and nondescript in his appearance and credentials. He began to repeat the same words, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want …” When he finished, surprisingly there was silence among the large auditorium, with some people even bowing their heads in prayer. The first gentleman returned to the podium and shared that he had a confession to make. “There is a large difference between what you have heard from me and my friend just now. I know the Psalm, but He knows the shepherd.” Do you know the good shepherd Jesus Christ today? What do you need from your shepherd today? Stay close to Jesus- Pastor Bryce