MY SHEPHERD, MY LORD

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Where we come from, sheep are part of the community and its livelihood.  They aren’t especially beautiful animals and they tend to wander a lot.  When they stray, they often get lost, because they don’t have a strong sense of direction.  Shepherds spend their lives with their sheep.  They are prized possessions to them, because each one has been purchased by the shepherd himself.

Did you know that sheep need to be lifted up when they fall on their backs?  They can’t get up by themselves.  They must be sheared for their own good as well.  Their wool often weighs them down and becomes infested with bug, not to mention it gets dirty.

Shepherds carry a staff to protect their animals.  With one end they fend off any predators – with the other they can grab any of the flock that decides to go his own way.   They really need someone to be with them all the time

These animals need a shepherd to show refresh them with water and green pastures – to protect them from any danger – to love them – to lift them up when they fall – to lead them home.

Sheep were also significant to my people as the sacrifice to cleanse us from our sins.  Only the perfect, unblemished lamb would be acceptable.  The blood of the lamb was used by our forefathers to cover the door posts of their homes as a means to save them when the angel of death traveled through Egypt.  We continue to honor that day in the celebration of the Passover.

You can imagine my thoughts when my cousin’s son, John referred to my boy as the Lamb of God.

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The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to MY SHEPHERD, MY LORD

  1. Olúsèyí says:

    This is blessing. Words of blessings from High.

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  2. Olúsèyí says:

    Reblogged this on OLÚSÈYÍ.

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  3. really needed to hear this ❤ thank you for your encouraging words

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