Sammy and His Shepherd

Folk Tales / 10 Days

Sammy and His Shepherd by Susan Hunt is a retelling of the 23rd Psalm from the perspective of a lamb (representing a child of God) describing what it is like to be cared for by a gracious, loving, and protective shepherd (God Almighty). Sammy, the narrator sheep, is taught lessons by an older sheep known to everyone as Grandmother, who explains that a good shepherd makes sure that his sheep have plenty of food and water, lots of contented rest, protection from predators, and even moments of rescue and recovery if they wander into dark valleys.