Parental Desperation – a little Lamb.

Good Morning!

                        Thoughts to ponder, a Prayer,  and a true story to share.


     ‘Mummy, please stop! A little lamb is too close to the traffic.’

The mother parked her car safely off the highway and could then clearly see the desperate scene.

A very young lamb had escaped through the wire fence, several meters away from the busy road.   He was happily nuzzling and grazing edging ever closer to calamity.   The frantic ewe was bleating, pounding at the fence.  Other sheep joined in a desperate appeal.

The young one, oblivious, edged closer and closer to death.

Knowing that any unexpected movement would alarm the little creature, the woman and child stood very still.

Suddenly, a man appeared from behind and slightly above, the animal and grabbed her.    He carried her safely and placed her over the fence and back beside her desperate mother.  He then stood guard, until the farmer could be contacted.

This story was a  reminder to me of all the families and parents who see their young ones, mindlessly drifting into trouble, in our dangerous 2019 world.

My prayer today is for them for Strength and Hope.


           For all parents, grandparents and friends who continue to intercede and pray for the return of prodigals,   I join them in this prayer of Hope.   Like the little lamb we pray that they (the prodigals) too will be protected,  and that someone will rescue them and return them safely HOME.

        Jesus said,    I AM THE WAY.   

     May indeed His Plan for fullness of Life be real in our lives,  as we see and pray  with Hope in Him that all the lost sheep,  dear to YOUR HEART also will come HOME.


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to Parental Desperation – a little Lamb.

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Very appropriate story to relate to the heartbreak of watching one’s children make dreadfully hurting mistakes and knowing the sin will reap its rewards. ….to kill, steal, and destroy.


  2. Dawn Marie says:

    Thank ewe for this lovely post. Indeed many have gone astray and I join you in this much needed prayer.


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