It was Pastors’ Popcorn Night at AWANA meaning it was my night to stop by AWANA, listen to questions, and give devotions. Some of my favorite questions were:
- What is your favorite color? Blue.
- What is your favorite Bible verse(s)? Titus 2:11-14, John 3:16
- Why do we have the Bible? God is a God who speaks and gives us all we need for life and godliness.
- What should we say to an atheist? That was a longer answer . . .
We talked about caring for animals and I talked about growing up on a farm. I told the children the one thing we never did for our animals was lay down our lives. Yet, the Lord is our shepherd (Psalm 23). Jesus is the Good Shepherd who laid down his life for the sheep (John 10:11)
I also had the chance to tell our children that being a pastor means that I am their shepherd: such a privilege.