Sheep Sleep

The other day I was out to eat dinner with a few friends, and the topic got onto Youtube. One of my friends mentioned to me that he saw a video on Youtube about sheep. Apparently, the sheep faint whenever they get scared.

So he began to tell me about the video he saw, where someone would go up to the sheep and open an umbrella (of all things) in the sheep’s face. And the sheep would faint right there on the spot.

When he told me this, he said, “They’re dead meat!”

So I thought, how can the sheep survive if they faint and collapse whenever their frightened? I mean, how can they have survived all these years?

Then I knew, there’s only one way they could survive:

They have a good shepherd.

Maybe you have some of the fraidy cat in you, maybe the courage meter in the presence of fear doesn’t register all that high. You could be pretty vulnerable to the wolves of life. But if you’re in the Lord’s sheepfold, you’ve got nothing to fear. God’s sheep survive and thrive. Why?

They have a good shepherd.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;
he makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil;
for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. 
(Psalm 23)

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