|I fell asleep praying about a concern I had. I wanted to know the best way to illustrate the twenty third Psalm about Jesus the Good Shepherd to children in Siberia who had never seen sheep. As I slept, I dreamed that one of my patients who worked in the woolen mills brought me a sheep skin. It was so soft. Also I saw the shepherd's rod that my pastor had used to tell his story. At the office, this very patient came in. I told my patient what I dreamed and immediately he tried to figure out how he was going to come up with a sheep skin. He thought about gluing wool on a card board. As he talked about it a friend of his that worked in the woolen mills brought him his sheep skin off the wall. It was perfect. I borrowed it for the trip.|
soft sheepskin helped protect the projector as it bounced along being pulled behind the
translator onto trolleys and through the ice and snow. It helped absorb
the shock every day. The projector bulb never broke. The shepherds crook
did give many opportunities to explain about how Jesus is the Good
Shepherd. It did not fit into luggage and is allowed on the plane. Yet it
was taken from me then handed to me at the other end of security checks.
It was so different that people were talking about it everywhere I went.
God knew what He was doing. He gave me the dream and ideas. I did not know
all the attention it would bring. It even went onto television with me.
sheep skin and cane were pulled out at schools and used to
share God's love with little children. They loved to pet
the lambs wool.
The rod brought considerable attention in airports. It is funny how it made me feel when I was teased as being little Bo Peep who lost her sheep. That little nursery tale was not part of the stories my mother gave me as a child. She only read Bible and nature stories to us. I was constantly reminded that I was walking in the steps of the Master Shepherd. Sometimes the rod was jammed so hard against me in trolleys that it caused a great amount of pain. Once I was totally unable to breath. It was a frantic feeling and I remember asking the tall evangelist if he could please help with it.
answered my prayer for help in illustrating this twenty third Psalm. It
was just a simple thing yet it was such a great help.
I sure love how God who created everything loves the children so much that He went to all the trouble to wake me up three nights in a row, listen to my arguments, urge me till I said yes, then provided all the supplies. Then as I kept pestering Him for how to do it all, He patiently instructed all the way. He never left me. Never. He knew my thoughts and answered before I even said anything.
I sure love HIM! Now He is urging me to put together the same program plus Daniel and Revelation studies for televising. I do not know how, but HE DOES!
I know he can get this done. Nothing is impossible for HIM.
23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.
23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.