"If people can become more familiar with sheep again in our 21st century world, the significance of those ideas [expressed by sheep analogies in Scripture] ...will not be lost."
"When it rains on the sheep, the shepherds get wet."
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.
This is "The Kracken", Woolfred, our "male of the first year". So thankful Jesus paid for my sins, so I never have to sacrifice Woolfred! Leviticus 22 22 "Animals blind or made infirm and weak or maimed, or having sores or a wen [running sore] or an itch or scabs, you shall not offer to the [...]
The parable of the lost sheep is a story told in 4 sentences: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on [...]
"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."