Reading: I Peter 2: 19-25
This Sunday is commonly called "Good Shepherd Sunday." Our texts that we will read in church all talk about Jesus being the Good Shepherd. And so, naturally, being a camp director, my mind wandered to the song we sing at camp, "I Just Wanna Be a Sheep."
But then I read the last verse of this reading. "For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls." So often, we think of sheep as the animals that follow their masters and are obedient. But this verse reminds us that sheep often go astray. And so do we. And in that case, do we really want to be sheep? Don't we want to lead lives of following our Good Shepherd?
It's human nature to go astray. And maybe that's a good thing, because as we wander aimlessly, we are reminded that we need the Shepherd to guide us. We need to listen to Jesus' voice and follow Him.
So, yeah, I just wanna be sheep. How about you? --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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