Friday, February 24, 2012

We Like Sheep

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures. 
Psalm 23:1,2a

Come let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker, for He is our God . . .

and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.  Psalm 95:6,7

Make a joyful shout unto the LORD, all you lands!
Serve the LORD with gladness, come before His presence with singing.
Know that the LORD, He is God,
It is He that has made us and not we ourselves;
we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Psalm 100:1-3

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.  
Psalm 119:176

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; 
and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth.
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so He opened not His mouth.
Isaiah 53:6,7

For thus says the LORD God, "Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.  As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.  I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and will bring them to their own land.  I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.  I will feed them in good pasture and the their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel.  There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.  I will feed my flock and I will make them lie down," says the LORD God.  I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick . . .
Ezekiel 34:11-16a

"What do you think?  If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one who is straying?  And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray.  Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish."  
Matthew 18:10-14

Now may the God of peace who brought up our LORD Jesus from the dead,
 that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  
Hebrews 13:20,21

For you were like sheep going astray
but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.  
1 Peter 2:25

So we, Your people and  sheep of Your pasture; will give You thanks forever; 
we will show forth your praise to all generations.
Psalm 79:13

Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario


  1. I was just going to ask you when the sheep had moved into your backyard - but then noticed these are part of your excellent Upper Canada collection.
    Maybe God needed you walking at a different pace than the rest of us these last few years so you could notice His creations that the rest of us missed.

    1. Walking at a different pace . . . I like that perspective. Great insight, Ken.

  2. Dear Andrea Dawn,

    Sheep scriptures as only you can do them. They take me through who I am and lead me to worship

    For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Frankly, I am IN His hand most days. He has to keep me up off the ground--out of trouble.

    This post is SO VERY rich!
    Love you,

    1. Dear Dawn . . . obviously there are many more scriptures about sheep, but my theme here was to establish that we are His sheep, we often go astray in various ways be they large or small, He seeks us and brings us home, we give thanks. Enjoyed the youtube clip . . . lovely rendition.

  3. So glad we are the sheep of His pasture and that He knows how to count...
    Thanks for the sheepish beauty! love it!

  4. Being characterized as sheep says volumes about our lack of natural ability and our need for a GOOD Shepherd. I'm so glad to be one of God's sheep. Thanks for this, Andrea.

  5. Andrea... I don't get by here often but tonight one thing led to another, I went to Dawn's words about Debra then to her older blog last summer and found your awesome post about getting rough with the enemy (and more glentle with people....) both are HARD things to do. But, your comment hit the nail I struggle with so I copied to my file of Points by Others to Ponder. Thank you. Then I came here to refresh my acquaintance with you and found this priceless description of us wandering sheep. Funny, isn't it, how God leads.... On Sunday, I got out my grandmother's iron mold and made my first-ever lamb cake in preparation for Easter. Ah yes.... this old lamb needed reminding that I am in His pasture. I am so grateful that my Lord Jesus is the perfect Shepherd. Love your pictures and your words, Andra. Miz Li