Sunday, June 01, 2008
Song of the Sheep
My shepherd loves me day by day.
He loves me--more than I can say.
But tell me, why should this be so?
Why me? Do tell me, if you know.
Is it because I'm very smart?
No, I can't even play that part.
Is it because I'm beautiful?
But look--my coat is sort of dull.
Is it because I'm strong and wise?
No, I can't even swat those flies!
So, what's in me to draw him near?
Or what's in me to make me hear
The music of the shepherd's voice?
It's nothing but the shepherd's choice.
My sheep hear My voice, I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.
--Jesus, in John 10:27-30, HCSB
Note: I met this sheep on Wednesday in Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts.