January 20

It is going to be a busy week for me this week.  Not only do I have the usual sermon to prepare, but with the sad passing of Elmer Birkey, I will have to do a funeral with all the prep it takes.  Plus the annual meeting is this next Sunday, so I need to get that information put together for the reports that will be presented.  So I going to make my thoughts here short.
The idea that Jesus wants to give us a full and abundant life is a wonderful thought.  Especially when paired with the image of the gate proceeding it in the context and the shepherd image right following.  The idea of a shepherd and all the love and care that it conjures up is so fulfilling.  God is looking out for us and giving us so much.   Plus that guidance and direction he gives.  And walking with us through both good times and bad.  This truly is a full life.  I hope I never take it for granted.