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"I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me."
I'm particularly heartened by today's verse because I'm feeling a little down. Maybe I'm upset that Kevin Love got manhandled in the Cavs game yesterday. Maybe I'm still reeling from the pop culture loss of Dr. Derek Shepherd on "Grey's Anamatomy" a few days ago or maybe I just have Mondayitis but I'm a bit blue today. BTW, does anyone else notice symbolism between Dr. SHEPHERD saving the accident victims before his own suffering and death? Maybe I'm stretching but I'd like to hope the correlation was intentional? Hmm; either way. Even when it seems like outside factors are weighing against you, it's such a comfort to remember that the one who loves you most is never far away. And he's got your back because you're his own -- he calls you by name. Yep, just as I'm starting out Monday with a bit of a Patty pity party, along comes the reminder that the Lord knows my name. Smile.
Maybe Monday's not so bad, after all!