Friday, September 20, 2013

FOLLOW THE LEADER

God is providing a little respite for me in my loneliness.  Friend Mona, came for a brief and fun visit.  It is exciting exploring the city with friends--all new adventures for both of us.  We went to the famous Fort Worth Stockyards--including a walk through Billy Bob's at 3:00 in the afternoon (not much happening at that time of the day) and the opportunity to see the longhorn steer cattle drive --complete with REAL cowboys/girl.  As they walked the animals with horns that could skewer a couple of us easily past the crowded sidewalks-, I was amazed.  Their eyes were on the drover at the front of the parade and they seemed to ignore anything to their sides--they were following the leader---with no never mind to anything else.  

This brought to mind the sheep that we raised during my youth.  There was always a leader in the herd of sheep.  Sheep are not very smart animals and without defense-totally dependent and trusting.  When we took them to different pasture, you could walk in front and they would follow-  with their eyes on you--never faltering or distracted-they followed where you led.  The sheep following the shepherd. 

The word picture of the shepherd and the sheep is God's use of a beautiful analogy in the scripture.  He is totally trustworthy--we can have faith in Him--HE IS OUR RIGHTEOUS DEFENDER AND PROVIDER and we are totally dependent upon Him.  The secret to following our Shepherd---just like the sheep and the steers--keeping your eyes upon our Leader and not being distracted by the world around ---walking in complete faith and with the hope and assurance of greener pastures--somewhere down the path --Where He leads-I will follow.


"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me."
John 10:14

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3 comments:

  1. Good, to see that close bonding you have with your lovely sheep. Animals only need good attention and love and you are giving them both. Much love

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  2. That's no doubt absoultely right every group in the world needs a leader to plan and direct. Sheeps are good example of it.

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