Friday, May 11, 2007

All We Like Sheep...

‘Twas a sheep, not a lamb, that strayed away in the parable Jesus told.
A grown-up sheep that had gone astray from the ninety and nine in the fold.

Out on the hillside, out in the cold, ‘twas a sheep the Good Shepherd sought;
And back to the flock, safe into the fold, ‘twas a sheep the Good Shepherd brought.

And why for the sheep should we earnestly long and as earnestly hope and pray?
Because there is danger, if they go wrong, they will lead the lambs astray.

For the lambs will follow the sheep, you know, wherever the sheep may stray;
When the sheep go wrong, it will not be long till the lambs are as wrong as they.

And so, with the sheep we earnestly plead, for the sake of the lambs today;
If the sheep are lost, what terrible cost some of the lambs will have to pay!
Author Unknown


~Bryant said...

Oh, that is a really good little story!
And the pictures of the sheep are perfect!

Jo said...

WOW, an update so soon. the lambs are so cute!

Kori said...

Cute post! The little lambs are adorable!

Hitch Family said...

Hello Wissmanns! Did you get home today? (Saturday) I was driving east on the interstate, headed home from out west and I saw an Eagle bus that looked like the one in your pictures. I was cranking my head to see if it was you but since I haven't seen your old bus I didn't know! What kind of a trailer do you have? I don't know if I saw you or not but in any case, welcome home! It's beautiful in Nebraska!!! Avery

Jackie said...

I love sheep, they are beautiful! And wonderful poem to go with it! =]

David Kent said...

Thank you for posting that, it contains a lot of wisdom.