Caitlin will be leaving to move to Nashville tomorrow so my mom and dad wanted all of us to come and have breakfast with them last week. I went outside to get something and was surprised to see at first what I thought was a goat. But this goat, with horns had hair like the sheep family. Now being a country girl you would think I would know the difference between goat and sheep. I quickly ran in and told Caitlin she must come out and get a picture with this little lost lamb. Caitlin tried to get close to it but it kept ignoring her and since it had horns we didn’t want to provoke it. Come to find out it was the neighbors and it loves to come down and eat out of memaw’s flower bed. Up close and personal, this little lamb looked all soft and cuddly but it also looked a little dangerous since it had horns. Caitlin’s entire experience with the lamb lasted only five minutes and then we returned back into the house to eat our breakfast. A person cannot just go anywhere in the world and have animals running around outside just so we can take a picture, so it made me appreciate living in a small country town. This little lamb brought us a tad bid of excitement for the morning.
It reminded me also of the parable of Jesus talking about the lost sheep, the Shepherd and how he will look for the one who is lost, carry it back home and rejoice with others. I once too was lost but Jesus found me! I am thankful that when we may wander off to the other side of the fence cause it seems greener and more tastier, our Shepherd comes and gets us back into the fold.
Luke 15:4 New International Version (©1984)
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
Prayer: Lord, many times because I am so busy or just too tired to focus on you is like the little lamb who has wandered off going his own way. Help us to stay focused, renewing our mind and leaning on you for all our needs. In Jesus Name. Amen.