For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. – 1 Peter 2:25
Many times I have wandered away from you like a sheep wandering from home. Sometimes I wandered without anyone but you noticing. But you keep bringing me back with your grace and truth. You send people to fetch me and friends to corral me. You have given me tenacious shepherds who spoke for you to turn my heart around. I know you oversee my soul. My rescue and return have happened too many times to deny it. In your care I feel safe, full of understanding and able to cope with the bullies of life. Thank you for making me a sheep in your pasture. Help me have discernment so I do not wander away from you anymore. Give me a heart that loves being near the shepherd and leans into his word instead of away from it. Make me an example of how you can bless a soul that sojourns through this earthly wasteland if they will just stay close to you.
Pastor Don Patterson
It’s not bad being a sheep if your shepherd is perfect.