Lent devotions 2011: Wednesday 20 April

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me  I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. —  John 10:7-8

The passage reminded me of the wonderful times I had when helping out at Montessori Preschool…The picture of the floor jigsaw puzzle of Farmer Brown on the tractor, with the two sheep in the trailer, reminded me of how God looks after His flock when sheep like us go astray. He forgives us for our sins and returns us to the fold, just as Farmer Brown forgave the twins that ate the crops in his fields because someone carelessly left the gate open for the sheep to wander into his field.