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