Mary and the Little Lamb
By Mary Perrone Davis
While traveling in the car with her mother and father, young Mary spots a shepherd directing his sheep across the road. Mary observed that he uses his staff to keep the sheep going in the right direction. He is patient with the old and the young sheep. When a young sheep has trouble keeping up, the shepherd gently lifts it to his shoulders and carries it. When Mary expresses her excitement to her parents, they use the experience to teach her that God directs His children in the way they should go using the Bible, the spiritual elders, and the parents.
Illustrations by Grace Metzger Forrest
MARY PERRONE DAVIS is a wife, mother, grandmother, Lay Carmelite, and Registered Nurse (working as a school nurse). Mary never planned to be an author. She was spending some quiet time outside on a women’s retreat when a butterfly landed nearby and her first book, “Mary’s Butterfly Garden,” was born. This was soon followed by “Mary and the Fireflies,” “Mary Loves to Sing,” “Mary Visits A Farm,” and her latest book, “Mary and the Little Lamb,” which teaches children that Jesus is called the “Good Shepherd” and also directs His sheep. Mary hopes that her love of the Lord is reflected in her books and in her life, as she gives back to the Lord the gifts He has given her.