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The Upper Room Devotional for 17th November 2022

Topic: “The Good Shepherd” - The Upper Room Devotional For 17th November 2022

The Upper Room Devotional for 17th November 2022

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The Upper Room Devotional for 17th November 2022

Topic: “The Good Shepherd”
Elci Lima (São Paulo, Brazil)

TODAY’S READING
Luke 15:1-7

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
How will I help children in need in my community today?

The Upper Room Devotional For 17th November 2022

Suppose someone among you had one hundred sheep and lost one of them. Wouldn’t he leave the other ninety-nine in the pasture and search for the lost one until he finds it? – Luke 15:4 (CEB)

When I was a child, the parable of the lost sheep was my favorite. I often asked my parents to tell it to me at bedtime. I found the story thrilling — the shepherd counting the sheep, realizing that one was missing, and going out to look for it despite the dangers. I always worried about the lost sheep, but I felt such relief and happiness when it was brought back to safety. The message of this parable still brings me strength today.

As I think of the children around the world who face countless dangers and challenges, I remember our Good Shepherd who does not give up on us. Even in the face of challenges and problems that cause us fear, we can count on Christ’s faithfulness. We are called to share Christ’s love with others, and children need someone to walk with them and introduce them to the faithful Shepherd. My hope for all children is that when they feel insecure or afraid, they will know that Jesus, their Good Shepherd, is nearby — coming to bring them hope and peace.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Merciful God, make us sensitive to the needs of children. Help us to share your love with them so they may be certain they are never alone. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
Children’s ministries around the world

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