“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” (John 10:14-16 NIV)
Jesus knows his sheep, even those that are not yet in the sheep pen. He has made it imperative to bring them back to the same fold so that all his sheep may form one flock, of which Jesus is the Good Shepherd.
There are at least two powerful encouragements in this passage as we pray for God's dream for the salvation of the world. Even the sheep still outside the pen belong to Jesus. Jesus made it a priority to bring them into the sheepfold.
Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd. In my country, in my city, in my family, you have many more sheep that are not yet in your fold. Show me the ones you are working with now. I would like to join you in what you are doing. Show me how I can be your hands, your feet, your mouth to them.