"Like people, sheep believe there is safety in numbers. When they lose a sheep-friend they love, they notice and may even show signs of grief. When sheep are isolated, they get lonely and can become depressed."
"Like sheep, we tend to fall in love with our babies. Each time I've witnessed a young ewe have a new lamb, becoming a mother herself for the very first time, I've seen a sheep fall in love."
"Like sheep, we can tend to be too clued in to our immediate surroundings, especially when those surroundings produce anxiety, worry, or fear. We may not "see" or remember well what our Shepherd has already done for us, nor be able to "see" very well what He has for us straight ahead. Sometimes when He wants us to move forward, all we can see are the obstacles to what we know He is calling us to do."
If all you've ever heard about sheep is "how stupid they are", you may be glad to know there is really more to it than that!