The thief comes only to steal 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. John 10:10-11

Getting the Hang of It

Good Morning! I’m sitting here in my study at church, looking at this form, trying to exercise the necessary discipline to add a blog post — on my own, without help from the website guru — and it’s all very strange to me. There are words and phrases and symbols on this page that will, in time, become like second nature. But this first solo flight is a bit daunting. Here’s what I know:

  1. There is a website associated with Christ the Shepherd Church.
  2. It’s a good (no, “great”) website and I’m thankful for Andrew’s help.
  3. I have a password to be able to log in and add content.
  4. With those basics, I can proceed with confidence, knowing there is help when I need it.

This is not unlike becoming a Christian, a “Christ-follower”:

  1. There is way to live that is different than how I used to live before salvation (Proverbs 14:12; Matthew 4:19).
  2. It’s a great way to live — made possible only by Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross, that paid for my sins (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 6:4).
  3. I have a password (“Jesus Christ the righteous”) and my name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life — I’m not a hacker trying to break in to Christianity but I belong, eternally (Rev. 20:11-15; John 6:37).
  4. With those basics, I can live with confidence, all the way to heaven! (Eph. 2:8-10; John 14:1-6).

Now I’ll hit a button called Preview, then Publish —and then log on to the website and see how this worked. No failure possible, just thoughtful and cheerful persistence. Sort of like being a Christian. Right?