A leader is someone willing to take risks and even make sacrifices for the good of those he or she leads.

Jesus went far beyond that, to the extent of laying down His own life for us.

Sacrificial leadership is arguably easier when those you are leading follow your instructions well and honour you.

However, much like sheep, we donโ€™t always do that in relation to Godโ€™s leading โ€“ and yet the Good Shepherd loves us and laid down His life for us anyway.

Today, take some time to tell Jesus how thankful you are for who He is and His care over your life.