The Good Shepherd
Luke 15: God Rejoices
The Stories from Jesus Series
The wonderful parables of Jesus
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to Me- 2-5
Read Myself- 6-8
Jesus told a story about a lost sheep, a Good Shepherd and a party. It’s a great story that tells us about God and how we must trust in Him.
Jesus was always telling stories, wonderful stories that tell us about who God is and what he is like. In the Stories From Jesus series the parables are retold and explained for young children.
Illustrated by Chiara Bertelli
- Learn it: God rejoices when a sinner repents
- Do it: Trust in God to save you
- Find it: How are we like sheep? Isaiah 53:6
The Good Shepherd is a story from Luke chapter 15 that ends this way:
“And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.”
About the Author
Catherine MacKenzie has written several biographies for young teens in the Trailblazers series as well as other titles for younger children. She lives in Scotland and has several nieces and nephews – a perfect practice audience!