Guided by our shepherd

Caring for children is a big topic. There are so many angles you can discuss, from watching over a child’s education and health as they grow, to continuing that vigilance when they leave home and launch their own lives. 

As a parent of three, I’ve given this topic a lot of thought and prayer—and this “on the ground” experience sure has prompted me to delve deeper into my understanding of God and Christian Science. Along the way, one of my favorite Biblical guides has been “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young” (Isa. 40:11). Rather than thinking of ourselves as the shepherds of our family, my husband and I have learned to lean on God to point out the way, inspired by the words of Mary Baker Eddy’s well-loved hymn that begins by asking, “Shepherd, show me how to go . . . .”

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