This is Tamar.
She’s a few days over two weeks old and every day has been, in her short life, a miracle.
For starters, she had to be taken from her mom, because she wasn’t eating.
I got her when she was a day old and although she was able to get up and do things, she wasn’t very energetic or interested in much.
Not a good sign in lambs.
But it wasn’t until she was a week old that she started going down hill, fast.
I’d go out to the barn to feed her and she’d be laying down, slowly get up, and then only drink part of her bottle.
The morning she couldn’t get up at all, I brought her in the house.
The sheep farmer I bought her from had me bring her over and he gave her some injections and sent me home with other medications to administer.
Along with giving her regular feedings and medicine we stand her up regularly and take her outside to walk around, unless it’s raining or snowing, then we do it indoors and clean up afterwards.
She even comes with me when I go to feed the other lambs.
I carry her to the barn and back to the house several times a day.
She’s slowly improving and although I can’t tell if she’s going to make it or not, I can say, it’s been an adventure.
Because throughout these days of doctoring this crippled lamb, I’ve been reminded of my Lord Jesus.
John 10:11 KJV — I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
I am one of God’s, because Jesus gave His life for me.
Along with purchasing me with His own life, He is caring for me daily, for I am often in need of my Savior’s care and healing.
I can easily look backwards at my life and see times the Lord has carried me day after day until I was again strong enough to walk.
Sadly, there have been seasons where I was refusing the very thing I needed the most, yet God steadfastly brought me back to the truth.
Thankfully, I’ve not always been stubborn, and the times of walking with the Good Shepherd have been the best days of my life.
I praise God for His love and blessings.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Psalm 23:1-6 KJV
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your Word. Thank You for being such a Good Shepherd and caring for me so well. Lord, there are times and seasons I don’t understand what is happening, but I know You are trustworthy. I know all things You work together for good, including these days of struggle with this sick lamb. Lord, I know that the grief and loss which are being experienced by some is not hidden from You, so I lift up those who are struggling. I lift up those who are in desperate need of healing. Lord, I lift up those who are being harmed by others, and I humbly request You act upon their behalf. Please protect the innocent. Please thwart the plans of the enemy. Please let the truth be seen and cause people to humble themselves before You, for there is no greater Master than You, for You love us, You gave Yourself up for us. Thank You! Amen.
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