Once there were many sheep in my
Now only one is left.
I miss the times when this house was full
of people. There were 3 to 4 generations
living together sharing our joys and sorrows,
struggles and triumphs,
making concessions for one another,
overlooking faults and failures,
lifting one another up
and most of all trying to
show Christ to the world.
Now I live alone here
the Good Shepherd comforts me
in times of confusion
When I need counsel and an
encouraging good word ,
which is ever so often,
He sends that too.
When I am wounded and bleeding
He applies the balm of Gilead
on the hurt.
The challenges of my life
are great, but God
will not let me down.
John 10So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
11 “ I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. 18 No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father
The photos show the movie set of The Lord of the Rings which has been turned into a sheep farm.