Enter In

I have been singing Fernando Ortega’s “I am the Good Shepherd” over and over again of late.  The words of the song are:

I am the good Shepherd.

I’ll lay down my life for you.

Enter in, enter in, enter in.

I am the good Shepherd.


As the Father knows me, I know you.

I know you, I know you, I know you.

And no one can take you away.

And no one can take you away.


You are the good Shepherd.

You lay down Your life for me.

Enter in, enter in, enter in.

You are the good Shepherd.


As the Father knows you, you know me.

You know me, you know me, you know me.

And no one can take you away.

And no one can take you away.




I seem to be drawing in close to My Shepherd to understand His words, His Word.

Jesus is the very Door through which, through Whom, I enter.  I enter to find my salvation.  I enter for my rest.  I enter for safety and security.  I enter in to Him for He is my All.  He is my trusted Saviour, the One to Whom I can run and know that I am loved.  I enter in for I know that He knows me and I can come to know Him as I draw near.  Oh, such blessings come with entering in.  I pray that you are willing to enter in too.  He is waiting for you as He did for me.

 The words of the song have me pondering John 10:

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber.  

“But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. 

“To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

“When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

“A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”

This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them.

So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

“All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have [it] abundantly.

“I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

“He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters [them].

“[He flees] because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep.

“I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.

“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock [with] one shepherd.

“For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.

“No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”   John 10:1-18


Father, as You know Your Son, may we know You by the One Who is our Door.  He shepherds us into the flock.  He loves us so that even when we are not of His flock, He brings us in and we become part of His flock… oh, this beautiful Shepherd.  We know His voice for it is the voice of God.  Oh, that I may hear.  How often, in my anguish, have I called out wondering if You hear me, but I know You do.  The beauty for me is that I have the privilege to hear You.  Oh, Hallelujah!  I praise the day that I entered in.  Amen. 7ec42bf5250e120e008c011f720562e2

Song:   copyright: “I am the Good Shepherd” words to song by Fernando Ortega

Photo of Sheep:  www.heartlight.org – Heart Gallery

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