I wish I would have gotten a picture for you of mother sheep walking around with a grain sack stuck on her head. I was down stairs practicing piano when I heard her baaing outside the window. She was out again. She jumps the electric fence. The other sheep don't- just her and her babies. I ran out to catch her and pull off the sack. She was backing up trying to get out of it. I was afraid she would back right off the porch. I put her back into her pen and strung another wire of electric fence. Maybe the fence another 8 inches higher will discourage her from jumping.
I wish she would stay with the other sheep. They are in the same pen, but they are at the bottom of the hill. She follows me down there to eat some grain with the others then goes right back up again.
One time while she was out, she found our front steps. She climbed up the flight of stairs and started baaing at me and looking through the window. Silly sheep. Back into the pen she went. She really is scared of the electric fence. She had just learned how to avoid it by jumping higher.
Nate says she is getting to be quite a pet. I would agree.
I do have to spend the time taking care of her. That's okay. I enjoy it.
I was thinking...How much does Jesus love taking care of us? He is called the Good Shepherd.
Ps. 23:1 "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."
Ps. 23:2 "He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters."
Isaiah 40:11 "He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm. And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young."
2 Thess. 3:3 "But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one."
I am so thankful that He is my Shepherd. Is He yours?
I went down to check on the rest of the animals this morning. This is what I saw:
I know it takes work to take care of the animals. I need to pay attention. I need to check on them often.
I also ponder, because of these experiences, how much Jesus takes care of me. It's a good thing to meditate on.