The Good Shepherd

Like the centerpiece at your dining room table, so is this picture of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Today is the center-Sunday of the Easter Season.

Jesus as the Good Shepherd was one of the very first images that early Christians used to express the comfort and protection they found in their Risen Lord.  Drawings of the Good Shepherd are found on the walls of the Catacombs, ancient underground cemeteries in the city of Rome. We pray in Psalm 23, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I feel no evil, for you are with me.” Christians who died for their faith were buried there.  They are called martyrs. 

Many countries search out Christians to do them harm, just because they are preaching about Jesus’s love and forgiveness.  Sometimes these persons are killed for their faith. Whenever we experience anything mean, we can always turn to Jesus, our Good Shepherd who will lead us to spiritual places of peace, even in the midst of pain.

John 10:11-18 

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“My shepherd is the Lord God.”

Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary
During the Easter Season, are read from the Gospel of John.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet! Check the menu options at the site for more information.

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