The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalms 23:1-3.
Ever seen a sheep all alone? The sheep is most likely lost. A lost sheep is easy to spot, she’s an open target. Her frantic effort is to reconnect to the fold. Destination unknown, direction lost; similar to many lives. While the sheep tries her best albeit frantic to find her rest. The shepherd is working much more to reconnect to the fold. In the fold lies her rest, alone makes her a prey. Never walk alone, the shepherd is your surety to be far from want. Your path in destiny is the shepherds responsibility. The shepherd ensures you never walk alone!
“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.” Matthew 18:11-13.
The Lord Jesus is the son of man and son of God; the good shepherd. While the sheep is seeking the fold, the lord is seeking the sheep. The sheep is not only missing, her place is also lost. It’s not common sense to leave ninety nine for one. The voice and sight of the shepherd is the comfort of the sheep. One lost sheep is too valuable to be replaced; she must be found. You will never walk alone nor walk astray; destiny too precious to be lost. The shepherd ensures you are never lost nor missing out. The lord is your shepherd; ninety nine for one. That is the sure direction for your destiny; one fold, one shepherd.
“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” John 10:14-16