Consider the answers to this simple quiz:
“Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the __________of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3
The primary animal sacrifice for sins was a ______
The shepherd left 99 to rescue the one lost ________
Who were the first to hear of Jesus’ birth? _________
What was King David’s occupation?_______________
Jesus didn’t call Himself the Good Carpenter, He called Himself the Good ______
Psalm 23 begins with “The Lord is my_______________”
Why a lamb? As a shepherd on Skyemoor Farm, I have to ask why God chose sheep. And how could Jesus be both a Shepherd and the Lamb of God?
When my youngest daughter Julia was a toddler, she pointed to one lambie and said, “Mommy, that one doesn’t have its price tag!” I laughed, because none of them had a “price tag” they had an ear tag, marked with a number. But it made me think….
Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, had a huge price tag on Him. God’s Son, our Good Shepherd, came down to earth to become a sheep like us so He could take the penalty for the sins of the flock. No one could ever determine the value of saving all believers for all eternity. There is no ear tag price to represent the cost of His sacrifice.
Jesus is………. the pricetag.
About Ann Stewart
Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register. When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.
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