“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Jesus Christ was resurrected. That means that after He had died, He rose again, and His perfected body was reunited with His spirit. As a testimony of His sacrifice for us, He still has the marks in his hands, feet, and side.
After Jesus was resurrected, He visited his disciples. At first they were afraid, but Jesus showed them the prints in His hands and feet, and ate with them. He had risen from the dead, just as He said He would.
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep” (John 21:16) Jesus wanted to make sure that each one of His sheep, or followers, was loved and cared for. Jesus needed someone to feed His sheep, that is, to care for others and to teach them about the gospel when He was no longer with them. He asked His disciples who loved Him to do this.
Jesus sacrificed and suffered much for us to bring to pass the Atonement. He loves us very much. We can show our love for Him by keeping His commandments, caring for others, and teaching others about His love and sacrifice.
“Do we really understand the teachings of the Savior, “feed my sheep”? Feeding the lambs could well be missionary labors working with newly baptized members. Feeding the sheep could well refer to some less active, who need to be cared for and brought back to the flock. That one who was lost need not have become lost.”
Robert D. Hales
Place half of the “Haystacks” on a paper plate or in decorative tin to help the Savior feed His sheep (another family). Feed the other half of the “Haystacks” to your sheep (your family).
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.
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