Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Good Shepherd

While doing our Advent Devotion the other day, we were talking about Jesus being “The Good Shepherd”

”I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep. (v11) I am the Good Shepherd.  I know my own and my own know me(v14)” 
                                 John 10:11,14


We were discussing what it means for Jesus to be the Good Shepherd.  I referenced Psalm 100 and explained how we were the sheep of his pasture.  And that just like sheep, we have all gone astray (Isaiah 53) and how need a shepherd to lead us. 

I felt pretty good about my explanation. 
I asked them “Now, who is the Good Shepherd?”  

              Ah…such a relief to see your children getting it!



  Then Carson got his “thinking” look in his eye.   HE was really thinking about what I had just said. 

What kind of profound thought was going to come out of this little master mind?


“So, are we REALLY Sheep??”
Now that is child like faith!

We have been laughing at this for days!  Every time we go over the cards we ask “Are we really sheep?” I guess it’s a little much to expect an almost 4 year old to understand how God uses Symbolism in the Bible.   


Thankful for the Good Shepherd and the way 
He gently leads us to Green Pastures.