I feel like the shepherd….

20 05 2013

Do you remember reading the parable in Luke 15 where the shepherd leaves his flock of 99 sheep to go and find ONE lost lamb?

 

 

So He told them this parable, saying,“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? “When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ “I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

I know that I am not leaving 99 but the five I leave behind are difficult to leave! It’s hard to even think about saying goodbye. Our Emma Grace is just so sad…already. I know she will be fine. It’s just hard to see her hurting.

The ONE lost lamb is worth every difficult moment. I cannot wait to see him.(maybe even hug him-if he will let us) I look forward to taking the first steps towards showing him what a family looks like-that’s something he’s never known….

So, I am choosing to focus on the one, like the shepherd but OOHHH the rejoicing when we come home and are all together again!

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