“I Am the Good Shepherd”

John 10:14

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson said:

“As we look through a gospel lens, we recognize that we . . . are under the watchcare of a compassionate caregiver, who extends Himself in kindness and a nurturing spirit. The Good Shepherd knows each one of us by name and has a personal interest in us. [See James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ, 3rd ed. (1916), 417.] The Lord Jesus Christ Himself said: ‘I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep. . . . And I [will] lay down my life for the sheep’ [John 10:14, 15].

“. . . I find abiding peace in knowing that ‘the Lord is my shepherd’ [Psalm 23:1] and that each of us is known by Him and under His kind watchcare. When we confront life’s wind and rainstorms, sickness and injuries, the Lord—our Shepherd, our Caregiver—will nourish us with love and kindness. He will heal our hearts and restore our souls.”

(“Hearts Knit Together,” Liahona, May 2021, 23.)