Today’s topic was The Lost Sheep/The Good Shepherd. The Bible reading itself was the parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15:1-7, where the shepherd leaves his ninety-nine sheep to search for the one sheep that was lost. Because the topic listed for the Jesus Tree also mentioned the Good Shepherd, I decided that our reading from The Story Bible should be about the Good Shepherd and His Sheep, which is based on John 10:1-18, in which Jesus compares Himself to a shepherd, and us to His sheep. Along with that, we also read the 23rd Psalm from The Story Bible, because it was placed immediately after the Good Shepherd reading. This was a good opportunity for me to flexible in our readings, and add a little something extra that wasn’t specifically suggested–I love improvising!
After our readings tonight, we sang “I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb.” Even though this is a very familiar hymn to the children, it was also a good opportunity to get out our My First Hymnals and use them to sing along. What a great gift those were from our church!