Counting Sheep, Rosebud County, Montana
Matthew 18:12-14 (NIV)
12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.
John 10:7-10 (NIV)
7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:27 (NIV)
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
It's amazing that we don't all look alike to God, as I imagine sheep would all look alike to me, but not to a shepherd and never to The Good Shepherd. Jesus knows me and counts me as one of his flock. I'd be foolish to not follow the One who is so attentive to my care; so I am thankful that God yet loves His foolish sheep, such as me.
"Heart & Soul" - Josh Fox