Prayer: Jesus our Savior and Lord we thank you for leading us. Help us follow you and do what you want us to do. Protect us from anything that wants to harm us. AMEN
Reading: John 10:1-10 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Lately I have been watching some of the episodes of The Amazing Race. In one of them that I just watched they were supposed to separate some black sheep from the flock of white sheep. They had to get them in a different fenced off part of the pen. They had to really watch the gate in between the parts of the pen. It was a struggle for most of the contestants to separate them because the sheep did not know the person trying to separate them. We know our Good Shepherd and we can recognize his voice. We can easily follow his lead and go where he wants us to go. He also watches out for us and keeps us safe. Thanks be to God for the Good Shepherd!! --Charlene Rineer
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