"When it rains on the sheep, the shepherds get wet."
“Gently Leading Nursing Ewes” Isaiah 40:11
Shepherd is not only aware of the mother's concern for her babies, ...He is also sensitive to it and willingly takes action to help her with her concerns.
How Sheep Are “Like People”: Sheep Form Strong Emotional Bonds
"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."
How Sheep Are “Like People”: The Way They See the World Illustrates Our Own Spiritual Perspective
"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."