She had two. One was strong, the other weak. She kicked the weak one away when it tried to feed, and it died. She mothered the strong one and it lived.
Another had three. They were all small, one was weak. She mothered all three and they survived. Three healthy lambs.
Are sheep so like humans? Some callous, some compassionate? Or are we like them, losing our way by making up our own rules of life? So clearly said: “We all, like sheep, have gone astray.”
Humanity’s goodness masks humanity’s innate sinfulness, our tendency to go astray. As we observe the waywardness of sheep, so God sees our sin. In quiet moments He reveals it to us.
In those quiet moments, will we acknowledge our waywardness and be restored to the shepherd of our souls? Or will we hide, losing those moments of fellowship with Him.
The offer is His, the choice ours. What will it be?