Christ compared us to sheep many times in his gospels. Christ tells us sheep are not very smart and are incapable of taking care of themselves. They wander off and get lost. They are stubborn. They are defenseless. They cannot see or hear well. They cannot walk through moving water. Their wool will absorb the water, causing them to ultimately collapse and drown. They will not lie down if they are hungry. They must have a Shepherd to protect them from themselves. We, like sheep, must have a Shepherd to protect us. His name is Jesus. Jesus is OUR sacrificial lamb that took away the sins of the world!
Lent Discipline - Select a scripture daily from the gospels of Jesus, comparing us to sheep. His teachings are simple. Without a Shepherd, we are lost. Write your thoughts about each scripture, keeping your writings in binders. Once completed, your writings can be assembled in decorative binders as gifts for others.
I have been told, write something everyday. It becomes a habit.
A good habit!
Amazing what one can achieve when quiet.
Meditate on your scriptures daily. Watch how Christ takes His staff and directs your path. He will.
Your collection of scriptures will carry you through life. They are one and the same. See how God chooses you.
A favorite author of mine, Philip Keller wrote “A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm.”
He wrote a trilogy. From East Africa, he loves outdoors, wildlife, photography. He later became a rancher, after leaving corporate world. Fascinated with the behaviors of sheep, he studied them. They must have a Shepherd to protect them from themselves. I will stop there. I highly recommend his writings. It’s on Amazon.
Sheep are the most commonly talked about animal in the Bible.
Christ compares us to sheep. “I am the Good Shepherd. A Good Shepherd lays down His
life for His sheep.” John 10:11
I look forward to learning something new each day.
Ask your family to participate. What a wonderful thing! scriptures and writings at Easter Sunday Brunch! That could become a tradition.
If you miss a day, it’s alright. God understands. It’s your action of
faith He loves, ultimately giving us everlasting life with our Lord.
”Follow me!” - Matthew 4:18
Perhaps you will start today. I hope so.
Our daughter was a March baby, born during Lent. Coming home from the hospital is a day I won’t forget.
Splatters of daffodils everywhere. A sea of spring flowers. A symphony of birds singing, welcoming our sweet baby girl into the world. Vivaldi’s Season of Spring could not compare. Glorious! Sunny! and our beautiful Katie Lil. You could see new birth all around us.
Christ was everywhere.
She was baptized on Easter Vigil, the day before Easter Sunday.
The Resurrection of Christ, the rebirth of Mother Earth and all of its inhabitants
sounded like a symphony of birds, singing with our Heavenly choir.
Hallelujah! Christ is risen!
We will celebrate Christ‘s Resurrection, and my daughter‘s baptismal birthday again!
HAPPY SPRING ! 🌼🌸🌼🌸🌼🌸