The Good Shepherd and the lost sheep….

Luke 15:4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one which is lost until he finds it.”

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

For some He is a carpenter, for some the King of kings.
But the Savior as a Shepherd is the name that brings

A sense of comfort to the spirit lost on life’s dark way,
for we need a Shepherd when our footsteps go astray.

Tenderness and sympathy and love are all expressed
in the picture of the Shepherd who against his breast
held the frightened sheep for which he’d sought o’er crag and rock.
Sought and found and comforted, and brought back to the flock.

We are like that silly sheep.
How often we break free, roaming the forbidden tracks
of fear and vanity, seeking out strange pathways, but
when weary, lost and cold,

He finds and brings us back into the safety of the fold.

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Luke 15:6 “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘ Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.'”

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