Sheep are dumb. They spend their lives following someone around all day only to get fleeced, or worse, to end up as lamb chops on some shepherd’s plate. No one wants to be a sheep, even a sheep. Now I’ve attended many seminars, classes, and lectures on being a leader, but not one called, “followship” (my word). And yet, Jesus continues to call us to “follow me.”
This Sunday is called “Shepherd’s Sunday” when we examine both the 23rd Psalm and Jesus’ self-described metaphor as the “Good Shepard,” who leads us to eternal and abundant life.
Besides that, this Sunday is also Mothers Day as we celebrate those who have led, loved, and nurture us, no matter if they were mothers or not.
Whether it is green pastures, still waters, or even through the shadows of death into a new life, someone still calls us to follow. The Good Shepherd is out looking for you and calls your name if we are willing to listen – if we are willing to be led. Maybe sheep are not so dumb after all.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:27-28 NIV
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