Isaiah 6:9: “And he said, ‘Yes, go. But tell my people this: though you hear my words repeatedly, you won’t understand them. Though you watch as I perform my miracles, still you won’t understand them.”’
When my son was a baby, my husband and I took him to the local mall. In an effort to give me some alone time, my husband took my son while I was left to shop. An hour later, I walked into the store, only to hear a shriek coming from the entrance. I whipped my head around to find my son waving his hands wildly and smiling. I knew that sound anywhere. As his mother, we have a special connection. He knows me and I know him.
According to an ABC news poll, “Eighty-three percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians.” Many people claim to be Christians, but how many can identify their shepherd’s voice?
John 10:26-28 says, “But you do not believe because you are not of my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” True Christians not only hear God’s words, but they understand them because He is their shepherd. They show their love for him by obeying those words. To the rest of the world, it’s nothing but indistinguishable chatter.
Can you hear your shepherd’s voice among the noise and chatter of the world?