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John 10:14-15a I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.
Numbers may supply data about us, but they don’t reveal the true identity of a person. Jesus tells us that the Good Shepherd knows us intimately. He knows us by our hearts and souls—he even knows the hairs on our heads. But more importantly, Jesus knows us by our names.
When we know and are known intimately by Jesus, all we say and do bears witness to what is in our hearts. When the Good Shepherd leads us, the One who loves us, forgives us, and marks us as his own embraces and holds us, fully and forever. We are so much more than numbers.
MOVING FORWARD: Is it time to update your passwords on various accounts? Say some prayers while you do this work!