John 15:5a– I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much [abundant] fruit (AMP).
Webster’s Dictionary defines the word ovine as pertaining to or having the characteristics of sheep. Reread Psalm 23 (see March 27). That’s how well-shepherded sheep live.
Fed, guided, shielded and in tender pastures.
Beside restful waters, refreshed and restored.
Led in right paths, no fear, dread upon me,
My Shepherd always present, O Shepherd, my Lord
Protected by rod, with staff as a comfort,
A table before, head fragrant from oil.
Goodness and mercy, unfailing love,
His presence my dwelling place, my Shepherd, my Lord
I’m glad to be a sheep with a Shepherd that made his description (vine) part of my description as sheep, (o-vine)! Aren’t you?
Prayer: Dear Vine that will not let us go, help us live as the well-tended sheep that we are. Amen