Monday, April 22, 2013

Lost and Found

   One of the things I've noticed about sheep, since we've started raising them, is that they are not very good at figuring things out. Last night, one of the lambs got seperated from his mother by a fence. He was on one side baaing loudly and she was on the other side baaing loudly. All he had to do was walk down the fence line a couple of yards to the gate to be reunited with his mom. Neither one of them could figure this out and that little lamb was hopelessly lost.
   I've been hopelessly lost in my life, too. I couldn't figure out how to get from the place of captivity my life was in to a reunion with The Shepherd of my soul, Jesus Christ. I floundered around for years until I took a step of faith and started attending a Bible study. There, in that study of Matthew, I fell totally in love with Jesus Christ and He proved to be the way out of my captivity.
   I've seen the lambs get lost from their mothers this way numerous times. They just can't figure it out. Sometimes we have to help them. I continue to make the same mistakes over and over, too. Trying to figure it out proves fruitless until Jesus shows up and saves me from my stupid self.
   I praise Jesus that when I am ready to give up, He isn't; that when I've hopelessly lost my way, He shows me a way back; that when the chaos and terror of the world deafens my hearing, His voice sounds clear and true; and that when I want to let go, He grabs hold of me with His powerful right arm.
"All of us, like sheep, have strayed away, We have left God's path to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on Him the sins of us all", Isaiah 53:6.
"For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost', Luke 19:10.


  1. What a beautiful connection Peggy! This is very lovely! I know a scripture saying we have to be child-like to inherit the kingdom of God which meaning we must be dependent on God because He is our Daddy and feels bad when we don't count on Him.
    We are sheep that have gone astray, but our Shepherd Jesus Christ The Lord always brings us back!
    Hugs and blessings ♥

  2. ah, yes, so many similarities between the behaviour of sheep and my my own. Do not find God's comparison with people and sheep all that complimentary but so, so true!
    I am just thankful for the Good Shepherd!

  3. Hi Peggy,
    What a wonderful post. We are all like sheep desperately in need of the "Good Shepherd."

  4. great post too..was so lost....but He reached down...far down to pull me up and I live with tremendous gratitude. Hope you have an incredible day out there.

  5. So powerful Peggy. Yes, when we think we cannot go on any further, some how the strength from our Heavenly Daddy kicks in even more. Hugs my dear.

  6. Beautiful post and such a nice comment on My post.Thank you for stopping by,I'm glad -it lead Me to your sweet post-Deise

  7. So true how we are all lost and can't figure things out. Thanks be to our Good Shepherd Who always seeks out for the lost! Have a great weekend sister and praying you're remaining strong in the Lord's mighty power. I pray that you are feeling better physically and that you are healed by our Greatest Physician!

  8. You can now add shepherdess to your resume! I love this so very much, Peggy, not the least of which is all the ways that God will use his little lambs to speak countless blessings to your soul.

    I'm so grateful for the love the Shepherd that keeps me in the sheepfold, even when I go astray or am too dumb to figure out how to walk the fence line.

    Blessings and peace to you in your new country living!