My Bible Verse:
"My sheep hear my voice...and they follow me." John 10:27
"Jooo-nah...Jooo-nah!" Jonah smiled when he heard his mother's voice even though he couldn't see her, he knew she was close by. When she popped her head around the corner, he ran and gave her a hug.
Jesus calls us his lambs or his sheep. He said that we, just like Jonah, hear and follow him. We aren't able to hear Jesus' voice, but we can hear his words when someone reads them to us from the Bible.
Like Jonah, we can smile when we hear the words of Jesus because we know he loves us. He loved us so much that he died on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven. He promised us a place in heaven with him. That is something to smile about!
You can even sing about it: I am Jesus' little lamb; ever glad at heart I am; for my Shepherd gently guides me; knows my need and well provides me; loves me everyday the same; even calls me by my name.
Dear Jesus, I am your little lamb. Help me to hear your words gladly. Amen.