Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Little Sheepish

My dear sister, who knows me inside and out, suggested I write a little bit about why I enjoy making sheep themed gifts.

Of course, being the "stubborn sheep" that I am, I thought to myself: "Isn't it obvious?" Jesus is our Shepherd, if we follow Him we are called His sheep.
But, then after thinking it through (usually sheep don't do this well); I realized that maybe my older and wiser sister had some good points.

I have recently finished reading Phillip Kellers book; A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.
Quote from the book: "It is no accident that God has chosen to call us sheep. The behavior of sheep and human beings is similar in many ways ...Our mass mind (or mob instincts), our fears and timidity, our stubbornness and stupidity, our perverse habits are all parallels of profound importance. Yet despite these adverse characteristics Christ chooses us, buys us, call us by name, makes us His own and delights in caring for us."

Today, this little sheep is in need of the Shepherd's Rod and Staff of correction and comfort. So thankful that My Shepherd is ever living to guide and care for me!

That is just one of the reasons that I enjoy making and wearing my little sheep pins. They are a continual reminder to me to keep following. My Shepherd is GOOD and He has exciting jouneys and vistas to lead me through.

Hope your day is worry free as you choose to follow Christ.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud of my sister! It takes courage to lay yourself out there for all to see. Don't know about anybody else, but I sure learn from your insights...always have. Thanks for sharing your heart with us all.