While there are many different kind of sheep, my preference for paintings are the black-face and Suffolk mostly because that is what my Grandfather raised on the farm. I always loved seeing the white wool with the black-face and black legs against the green in the summer pastures.
God Guides Me
Sheep have very poor eyesight. They cannot see more than fifteen yards in front of them. Therefore, they cannot tell if the path they are following leads to a cliff or a green pasture. (We often say someone is as blind as a bat…we should say they are as blind as a sheep.)
Like sheep, we cannot see the future. We don’t know what is going to happen this afternoon let alone next year, but we have a shepherd who sees it all. The Psalmist knew that and proclaims a wonderful truth for us as we follow Jesus The Shepherd: “He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” Psalm 23:3b
You face decisions everyday that leave you wondering which path you should take and God wants to direct you to make the right decisions. 20/20 hindsight is too late. You need to make wise decisions everyday of your life. Your choices are important. You win or lose by the way you choose!
When a dog gets lost, it has an incredible ability to find its way home. Sheep, however, have no sense of direction and no instinct for finding home. They desperately need the shepherd to guide them always. You may feel that way when you are making daily decisions at a crossroad in your life. Ask Him to lead you. Listen for His voice to direct you. Believe that He is guiding you. “He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.” Psalm 23:3b