It seems an appropriate time to share some thoughts we have about
Sheep & The Shepherd.
There are verses throughout the Bible referring to people being "like sheep".
As new shepherds, we have a fresh perspective of that.
Sheep are flighty ~
When something triggers stress they panic and run when often what is best is to stand still and let the shepherd take care of things.
Sheep run from their shepherd ~
They run from the one that loves them, feeds them and makes sure they are protected from the predators of the world.
Sheep follow other sheep~
They run as a pack letting others influence them even if they know better.
Sheep wander away~
If not contained within a safe boundary, pretty soon they will be lost.
Yes, we are like sheep.
At least I am.
But what a comfort to know that nearby is
He's only a prayer away.
He welcomes us,
Meets our needs,
Wipes away our sin & shame
if only we trust Him.
He is the ultimate Shepherd!
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Look, the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world!
from the Little Red Farmhouse!