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SHEEP OF HIS HAND
Jesus, Our Shepherd
There he was, lying flat on his back. This one sheep among the large flock of sheep I had been observing caught my attention. He had fallen down. His legs, thrashing about in the empty space of air above him, called attention to his plight, unable to set himself upright on those feet! The other sheep, heads down, kept on foraging for themselves. He could only hope his shepherd would eventually notice and rescue him. That was his only source of hope!|
How like that stranded sheep we can be! Our own efforts alone usually cannot set us straight. Unable to move and progress on our daily paths of life without help, we must call out and rely on the only One who can save us!
Just as sheep know their shepherd's voice, I, too long to hear and respond to the Shepherd of my soul.
"I will lift up my eyes to the hills-from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber." (Psalm 121:1-3)
"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand." (John 10:27, 28)
"For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls." (1 Peter 2:25)