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Of course not Mom!

Text-(John 10:11) "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." (New International Version)

Thought Starters
Since it’s Mothers Day let’s start off with something our Mothers have said to us, in one form or another.

"If Bobby jumped off a cliff would you jump too?" or " "If Cindy jumped off a bridge would to do it too?"

Has your Mom ever said something like that to you?

She loves you.

Why do our Mothers say things like that to us?

Because we are sheep, the normal thing for us to do is to follow what others do.

Sheep are funny animals, they blindly follow the leader, they only drink from pools of still water, no waves, they smell, and they are dumb.

Sheep will follow each other off a cliff, blindly following the one in front. That is why it is so important to have someone watching over the sheep.

Who is the Good Shepherd? (Read John 10:11)

So on this Good Shepherd Sunday it’s very important to remember that The Good Shepherd knows all of his sheep, and the sheep know him.

The next time your Mom asks you about following your friends actions, remember because sheep blindly follow each other your Mom is assisting the Good Shepherd here on earth!

Hymn-"Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us" – Dorothy A. Thrupp

Prayer-Lord, thanks for being our Shepherd, for knowing each of us by name and never letting us out of your sight. Thank you for our Moms, who guide us away from life’s cliffs and keep us safe. Amen

William Bode, Director of Children’s Ministries

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