Recently, I heard an amazing fact about sheep. Sheep hang together and are led as a group. But sometimes a lamb tends to wander off alone by itself and will not follow the shepherd. When this happens the shepherd will break the lambs legs and carry it around his neck as it heals. The lamb becomes so accustomed to being right by the shepherd that when it heals it no longer wanders. Many times I have seen art work where it shows the Good Shepherd with a lamb around his neck and I thought how sweet that he was carrying the lamb. I did not understand the root cause of the shepherds actions. A rebellious lamb.
John 10: 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 10: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.
John 10: 29 My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand.
Jesus stated that if we hear His voice and follow Him, that no one is able to pluck us out of His hand.
So if you have been broken by life or experience. Allow the Good Shepherd to carry you.
However you have come to brokenness, know that God desires your complete healing.
Hebrews 13:5-8 He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. You can walk away, but He will never leave or forsake His own. He changeth not.
But if you give God your heart. You will heal and you will change.
Original watercolor painting "Cold, Stony Heart" © Debbie Turner Chavers
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