by, Sep 10th 2008 at 05:08 PM (508 Views)
I don't know what you see when you see a herd of sheep but, generally, for me, I just see sheep. Nothing special about them. Nothing really to set one apart from another.
However, I know, that isn't the case with a shepherd. A shepherd looks at his sheep and sees each one individually. Each one is unique. Each one has it's own personality. Each one has a name.
God is called the Good Shepherd and we are called the sheep of His pasture. Think about that means. God knows each of us as well as a shepherd knows his sheep. He knows our dreams, our nightmares. He knows our hurts. He knows our successes and our failures. There isn't a single thing about us that He doesn't know. And, like the shepherd, He loves and cares for us. Each individually