I am the Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd [who] lays down his life for the sheep” John 10:11

Good Friday remembers the day that Jesus laid down His life on the cross for our salvation. The Good Shepherd puts the needs of His sheep ahead of His own – a purely selfless act. Jesus defeats death by His own death. His life bleeds out so that we can have true life. He saves our lives by laying down His life.

This is love, not that we love God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to die in our place on the cross (1 John 4:10).