Friday, October 19, 2012

Building a Sheepfold

During the day, a shepherd lets his sheep wander, but at night he leads them to a sheepfold where they are kept from wandering, and safe from predators.  We learned that a sheepfold can be a stone wall built by the shepherd in the shape of a "C". The shepherd then sleeps in front of the opening or piles branches in front to keep the sheep in.  With some play-dough, sticks, and paper sheep, we made our own sheepfold just like a shepherd would have in Jesus' day.
Rolling stones from play dough to build our "C" shaped wall.

Branches piled high to keep the sheep from wandering and safe from predators.

We are like sheep who wander away and Jesus our shepherd searches until he finds us. After bringing us home to where it's safe, Jesus stands guard and protects us.  Jesus said, "I am the gate for the sheep." (John 10)

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