I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11 KJV
I love to see woolly sheep grazing in a lush green pasture. It is a calming sight to behold. But did you know that if a sheep falls over on its back it cannot get back up? Someone, usually the shepherd has to assist the sheep or it will eventually die.
Have you ever felt like a sheep? That you were down and couldn’t get back up? Maybe you were physical ill, had been beaten down by the world, hurt by a loved one or maybe you were burden by the loss of someone close to you. In today’s world there are many situations that can render a person helpless and feeling like a sheep laying on its back and unable to get back up.
But thanks to a loving God, we have a Shepherd, who reaches down and gently turns us over in order for us to stand. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gave His life for us, His sheep. Thus, we have the reassurance that the next time we are on our back like a sheep all we have to do is look up to heaven and say with confidence, roll me over Jesus!
Lord thank you for all the times that you have rolled me over and lifted me up. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Just what I needed today. Thank you for allowing the Lord to use your writing to encourage another. By the way, I live fairly close to you, by Texas standards: hill country north of San Antonio, at Spring Branch. Sheep and goat ranching are naturals in the hill country.