Some breeds of sheep keep to a small local area all their lives. This allows the farmer to graze them without having to use fences. Each ewe remains in her own area and trains her lambs to do the same.
Now then how does that apply to us? Are we the sort of sheep that rally round the Christ and stay where he asks us to do? Or are we the kind of sheep that constantly search out new ways to sin and disobey?
I know the kind we want to be, but when we aren’t, we can trust God not to leave us there.
“Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn’t you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’ Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue. (Luke 15:4-7, MSG)
Prayer – Lord, corner us and teach us to be hefted. Amen