But the timing for finding lambs could not have been more perfect!!!
We came across a flock of about 200 ewes...and the owner/caretaker said they average 2 lambs each.
Then the lambs started to catch on...to follow their moms to the action. But what was the action?
He brought out a tractor with a contraption that spread corn all over the grass.
The ewes were ON it...like white on rice...and the lambs could not get a look for nothin'!
And even lambs who were in the thick of it even seemed clueless (or perhaps this one already had the pecking order down and knew it wasn't his turn)...so much to learn when you're a baby!
But I could not help but be fascinated at how these sheep knew who their shepherd was. It was obvious this was the owner and not just a hired hand. They knew who cared for them. And they never let him out of their sight, followed them without straying to the right or to the left, without doubt or fear. Just having celebrated Easter, I thought about how Christ proclaimed to be the Good Shepherd who laid down his life for the sheep in John 10. And the characteristics of His sheep are plain and simple:
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. (John 10:27)Oh that I might follow my Shepherd as this gift of grace found in these sheep on the backroads today.