Filling in the Blanks
by PamFord Davis
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Do you like filling out forms? Most standard forms require filling in the blanks. The first question is easy. They want my name.

Jesus filled in the blank. Her name was Mary.

“… she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, ‘Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means, Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God (John 20:14b-17 NASB).”

The Great Shepherd knows His sheep; they know His voice. He calls them by name.

“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 (John 10:2-4 NASB).”

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis