Monday, April 23, 2007

Easter 4 Gospel Reading

This is our Gospel reading for Sunday. Where would you start?

John 10:22-30

22At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me; 26but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. 27My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. 29What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. 30The Father and I are one.”

The above illustration is from the Jesus Mafa series. It is part of a project to set the Gospel in African context. Originally developed for the Mafa people of North Cameroun, the project continues. Click here to read about this remarkable undertaking.


Jennie said...

"No one will snatch them out of my hand" is tugging at me this morning. Our shepherd will not let us go matter what.

BALLARD said...

Right on Jennie!

Even when we are taken to places we don't want to go like Peter (John 21:17-19),"The Lamb(Jesus)at the center of the throne will be their shepherd,and He will guide them to springs of the water of life,and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes" Revelation 7-17.