Monday, May 18, 2009
Sweet Cuddles and an Abundance of Understanding
My brother and sis-in-law Candy bought a baby lamb, they have 40 acres of land and have the most beautiful place for this baby to eventually graze. It is the sweetest little thing named Andy. He loves to cuddle and sit among people and when there is no one around it has a little baa, very sweet.
My Ezra has fallen in love and spent many hours playing with Andy, running around and also cuddling. Andy spent time amusing all the kids as well as the adults, sat on my lap for a while and kept me warm.
I never knew that those animals were so sweet and loved being around us humans. Takes me to the parable in the bible (Matt 18:12-14)where the shepherd went back for the one lamb that was missing, a story to remind us all that no one is ever meant to be left behind and that God cares for each one of us as individuals. I can now see why they used that story to deliver that message to us. A sweet lamb with a precious little cry is enough to pull anybody's heart strings, how much more precious our cry out to God when we are lost and how much more His desire to meet us each where we are at.
A great reminder to me and a neat experience to hold this little lamb and know that we are both precious in the eyes of our creator.