Friday, May 9, 2014
The Shepherd who loves his sheep
And when he has found it (the sheep), he lays it on his [own] shoulders, rejoicing. Luke 15:5
Do you ever feel like that you have made too many mistakes or are too much of a sinner for Jesus to even look at you? I have a suspicion that we all feel like that from time to time.
One of the stories Jesus told to demonstrate God’s love for the world, was the story of a sheep that got lost and a shepherd who loved him. When the shepherd realised the sheep was gone, he dropped everything to search for it. Then, when he found the sheep, he picked it up carried it home. The little sheep didn’t have to beat his chest or beg for forgiveness...he just had to rest on the shoulders of the shepherd. And not only that, the shepherd was so happy when he returned home with his found sheep, he had a party.
Next time you feel lost, remember Jesus our loving Shepherd is not only carrying you but he is also celebrating you.