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What Shepherds Do
by Drew Scot
07/30/10
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What Shepherds Do
© 2010 Scot Muncher
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The Shepherd

The shepherd stood high on the crest of the hill... his view of the valley complete,
With a light in his eyes he delighted that there he could see every one of his sheep.
Yet something was not as before on this day and it stole his attention away,
A dot slowly moved on the rise just across and above where his flock of sheep grazed.

The Sheep

The shepherd moved up and around to arrive at the spot where the mystery lie,
For the shepherd was guarding his sheep with all might and could not let the slightest thing by.
But when he arrived what he found was a sheep that had strayed from another ones’ fold,
Or perhaps left alone by its owner no doubt; left to die for the sheep was quite old.

The Journey

He lifted her up in his arms and began his descent to the valley below,
One thought in his mind, that she needed his care... this was all that he needed to know.
On the way down the hill he was faced with a threat that he’d faced down a hundred times more,
There were claws on its feet and the jaws of the beast opened wide with a thunderous roar.

The Adversary

Was the shepherd prepared? There was no question there as he lay the old girl on the ground,
So with his bare hands he encircled its throat and he put the wild animal down.
Then taking the ailing, old sheep in his arms he and she joined the flock once again,
There he nursed her and loved her as one of his own many weeks praying that she would mend.

The Mercy

In that time he cared not for his needs, just his charge and this one left abandoned to die,
But, alas in the end though her life he defended, there ended her battle for life.
The heart of the shepherd was pierced to the core at the life of this little one lost,
He would gladly have given his last breath, no doubt and protected no matter the cost.

The Savior

So it is with the Savior who gave up His all for the life of a sinner like me,
With my heart left for dead, He abandoned His throne for the chance that my blind eyes might see.
Who would dare walk away from the gift that He gave should the truth of His forfeit break through?

So the Shepherd, He lay down his life for the fold; after all this is what Shepherds do.


THE BEGINNING


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