In one of the recent TV programmes commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands War, Return to The Falklands, one of the Islanders interview said,
We needed someone to come and rescue us, we couldn’t do it by ourselves.
11 I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd gives up his life for his sheep. 12 Hired workers are not like the shepherd. They don’t own the sheep, and when they see a wolf coming, they run off and leave the sheep. Then the wolf attacks and scatters the flock. 13 Hired workers run away because they don’t care about the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep, and they know me. 15 Just as the Father knows me, I know the Father, and I give up my life for my sheep. 16 I have other sheep that are not in this sheep pen. I must bring them together too, when they hear my voice. Then there will be one flock of sheep and one shepherd.
17 The Father loves me, because I give up my life, so that I may receive it back again. 18 No one takes my life from me. I give it up willingly! I have the power to give it up and the power to receive it back again, just as my Father commanded me to do.
This is Jesus. God among us. Showing us the depths of God’s love. The way that he loves.
Jesus does not just care for us, he was willing to give up his life to rescue us and keep us safe. He didn’t run away when he saw danger coming, but took it on. He paid for his love for the world by giving his life. He did it willingly – because he loves you.
Thank you Lord
for giving your all,
your very life,
to set me free,
to save me