When I heard the bride recently say to her groom, “You will be my forever person, who won’t leave me” I immediately thought of those in my life who are the same way.
After thinking of Linda, my bride of 26 years, I thought of Jesus, who promised he would never leave us or forsake us.
When I think about Jesus being my “Good Shepherd” as promised in John 10, I think of Him as my forever person who won’t leave me. The larger analogy of God being our shepherd who will protect us from wolves and thieves and those who would try to hurt us is beautiful. Jesus isn’t taking a day off or coming late to work to walk with us – he is always there. He is the same today as He was back in the first century and we can count on Him not changing tomorrow. Like a Shepherd who is willing to lay down His life for the sheep, He is totally committed to staying with us.