Today’s text, John 10:1-21, invites us to consider two very powerful and vivid images and to appreciate Jesus’ care for those who follow Him. Using the illustration of an ancient sheepfold and the practice of good shepherding, Jesus speaks two more of His power-packed ‘I AM’ statements, meant to bring great comfort to those who are His while simultaneously challenging those who hate him. Are we His sheep? Do we hear His voice and know Him? As we continually hear Jesus speak on His way to the cross, let’s keep our hearts open to being challenged by His Words, comforted by His promises, and compelled to action by His example!