A young minister was about to teach some children about the good Shepherd. He told the children about sheep–that they weren’t smart and needed lots of guidance, and that a shepherd’s job was to stay close to the sheep, protect them from wild animals and keep them from wandering off and doing dumb things that would get them hurt or killed.
He pointed to the little children in the room and said that they were like sheep and needed lots of guidance.
Then the young minister asked the children “If you are the sheep then who is the shepherd?” He was expecting them to say that he was their shepherd.
After a few seconds of silence, one child said, “Jesus. Jesus is the Shepherd.”
The young minister, caught by surprise, said to the child, “Well, then, who am I?”
The child shrugged his shoulders and said, “I guess you must be Jesus’ sheep dog.”
A Few Things to Ponder:
*Sometimes we think that we are more than what we really are.
*There is only one Shepherd and He is Christ.
*He was the first Lamb of God.
*He gave His life so we too could become lambs of God.
*Stay close to the only Shepherd that is good.
*It is good to be one of His sheep, or even one of His sheep dogs!
[scripture reference: John 1:29]