The Sheep Who Lost Her Way

By Annie Kelly 
Annie Kelly is a long-time loving friend and supporter of LARA LOVE and WALK BY FAITH MINISTRY

Last week, I was driving down Hamilton Station Road in western Loudoun County, VA, toward Route 9, when I noticed a very large sheep standing on the left side of the road. I jumped out of my Jeep and tried to herd her back down the hill toward her flock.

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Right then, this big pickup truck was coming down the road in the opposite direction, and I prayed. I stood in the middle of the road and flagged the man down, realizing when he got out of his truck that I knew him. He had a bullwhip in his hand. We both attempted to get the sheep back to her flock, but she was scared and continued down the road. 

The owner of the sheep showed up with a staff, and we all went to try to get the lost sheep back. I kept on praying, and three other trucks stopped and blocked the road to help. Talk about a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS. Caring and compassionate team work.

We finally herded her back down the hill and into the broken fence where she had gotten out. All the while, the road block crew stood its posts. After the sheep was safe, I hugged the owner and thanked all the road block crew – the shepherds – who had helped save her life. 

When I got back into my Jeep, I was elated. Clearly a miracle had just transpired. I thanked the Lord for all those courageous men who helped save ONE LOST SHEEP.

I then was reminded of the parable in the Bible about the lost sheep. So thank you Lord for giving us this miracle of Christmas and for the team of shepherd angels you sent to save that ONE LOST SHEEP who had gone astray. 

“What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.” Matthew 18:12-14 NASB

When was the last time you took the LOVE, TIME, and CARE to go after one of God’s lost sheep to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and help shepherd a lost sheep home?
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