I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep.
Powerful things happen when Jesus speaks! He speaks to the winds and waves and they cease. He speaks to disease and people are healed. He speaks to the dead and they arise, the list goes on and on. Can you imagine our Holy God in human form, with all authority on heaven and earth speaking, “I AM” and the Roman Soldiers falling to the ground? I was thinking this morning that Jesus had no issues to go into the wilderness at dark or up on a mountain alone to pray. Why? Because He was the “I AM” who was there from the very beginning of time (Genesis 1:26). There was nothing He feared because He was the Son of God. I just sit here with a new sense of awe and wonder thinking of these Roman guards with their heavy armor on. Jesus says, “I AM” and they drew back and fell to the ground!! What a reminder today that Jesus is the “I AM” in our circumstances – however heavy they may be. Spend some time with Him today and let Him speak, “I AM” over whatever you’re going through and watch it fall to the ground!