As weather permits, Dh and I sit on the porch early in the morning, to have devotion and see how the Bradford pears blossoms are doing and watch the animals, they are almost 90%. Today I noticed the sheep were quietly abiding in the corner of the pasture near the pear trees,they were not fretting, some were grazing, others tending to their babies, and some just laying around resting.
Dh (the shepherd) says, "I think I see a new lamb, so I won't let them out in the big pasture today." The shepherd knows just what to do in all of their circumstances, so they just rest, and trust him for their care. Their shepherd was sitting afar, but He still had His eye on them, just like our "Good Shepherd" does, sometimes God is so near I can almost hear Him breath, other times I can barely see Him, but He is there!!
I wondered why I don't always trust my "Good Shepherd"for all my needs, and why so many times I run ahead and do things my way, and eventually get in trouble, and He, "the Good Shepherd" leaves the others and comes looking for me.He always finds me, picks me up in His arms and loves me. I see Him smiling,and I think I know what he is saying to Himself, "Sue, when will you learn that I know what's best for you."