The good shepherd

Here’s what happened when Maya and her grandma, Christine, read this Bible story together.


Maya is seven years old and she likes art.

 Maya asked: “Why is some of it about sheep and some of it about humans?”



Christine answered: “I wonder if it’s all about humans really. I think the person who wrote this might have been wondering what it was like to be a sheep. And, if he was a sheep, what it would be like if God was his shepherd. How would God look after him? Would God be a good shepherd? If you look at the bit you liked best (verse 6), you can tell that he thought God would be a very good shepherd. And the person writing the psalm really wanted to spend all his life being looked after by God.”


What would you say?

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