Lost your keys? Can't find your wallet? Don't recall names of people you see routinely?
All of us forget some things, lose other things, but there's a record of it in our minds ... somewhere! The capacity of the human mind to remember and identify is amazing. Even sounds immediately bring back memories or identities.
For example, close your eyes as you listen to the following clip ...
Do you know who made that sound? Most do ... it's the unmistakable "voice" of the Chewbacca character from "Star Wars." When you hear that voice, you know who it is!
The same with Jesus for those who truly know Him. Jesus said:
“I tell you the truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber! 2 But the one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice. 5 They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice," John 10:1-5.
Do you recognize the voice of Christ? Who's voice are you responding to?