“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.”
Sheep are notorious for being dumb, defenseless wanderers with very poor eyesight and stubborn dispositions. No wonder God’s Word compares us to these creatures! We’re so easily led astray and lost. But we have hope! Our Good Shepherd Jesus has such great love for each of us that He seeks, rescues, and restores us in His strong and loving arms. Listen to His voice calling you back to Him, precious one. You count!