Easter IV – Year A

Acts 2:42-47;  Psalm 23;  1 Peter 2:19-25;  John 10:1-10

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

Jesus said, “I am the gate of the sheep.”  Imaging a place of safety in which the shepherd provides the way in and out. It is a warm, tender scene,  but is also a bold claim. Jesus is the means by which each of us passes into the fellowship of the people of God. When the path leads through places of suffering he protects and brings us to safety. Give thanks for the Good Shepherd who leads us into abundant life.