I laid flat as a medical technician fastened straps and prepped me for an hour-long test. She slid me into the confined space of the MRI machine and left the room. The foundation beneath me shook. Bangs and clangs reverberated in my covered ears. Then barely audible above the clanging, my husband, in his constant familiar voice reading inspirational stories from beside the machine, led me through despite the incessant noise. Recognizing his voice over that din reminded me of our Good Shepherd’s voice and how his sheep listen for him.
Today, I, too, need to strive to hear and recognize Jesus’ voice above the daily clamor. Even in this noisy, sometimes unsettling world, our Lord is that constant familiar voice of the Shepherd calling—calling us to recognize and follow. It is he who leads us through the cacophony.
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