The Shepherd and the Lamb

A Poem By Anna // 2/11/2008

Down the dusty path
There walks a single man.
A tender look lights His face;
His arms cradle a lamb.
Behind him are sheep,
Too many to count,
But the one on His chest
Has his attention right now.
The man's face is kind,
But a bit reprimanding.
His pierced hand are gentle;
His eyes, understanding.
The lamb looks ashamed,
But grateful, relieved
Its love to its Shepherd
Can clearly be seen.
"Shepherd, I'm sorry
I wandered away.
I despaired in the darkness
Till your call brought the day.
I'm so glad you saved me,
But I don't understand.
You have many more children-
I'm nothing grand.
You left perfection
For my debt to pay.
You left ninety-nine sheep
To search for one stray.
I really don't get it-
I'm worthless, just dust.
It's like trashing the bread
And eating the crust."
The Shepherd gazed down
At the small, helpless sheep.
He smiled and then
He began to speak.
"I've chosen the foolish
To bring down the wise;
To humble the proud,
I chose what was despised.
I chose things that aren't
To shame things that are;
I made angry the rich
When I chose what was poor.
I chose what was weak
To astonish the strong;
I cause some to stumble,
But lead others along.
You are my child.
I love you, dear one.
Your sins are forgiven
By me, God's one Son."
So spoke the Shepherd.
Let His glory be shown!
He holds me close to Him
For I am His own.

Comments

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This is really good Anna

Tamerah | Mon, 02/11/2008

thanks alot

thanks alot

Anna | Tue, 02/12/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

The Shepherd and the Lamb

I love this, Anna. I'm always praying that God will show you ways to use the gifts - talents - he's given you to honor Him. They are unique to you and so, His purpose for you is unique too. Love you, Mena

Anonymous | Sat, 02/16/2008

Oh, thanks Mena!!!!!

Oh, thanks Mena!!!!!

Anna | Sat, 02/16/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

:)

Thats Good! = )
exsept for what do you mean by God cause's them to stumble?

*happy face*

Velocity | Mon, 02/18/2008

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The Truth will set you free.

It's in the Bible, I think

It's in the Bible, I think in Romans, about Jesus being "a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. But to those who do good and follow him he rewards."
Or at least my friend tells me that's how the verse ends.

Anna | Mon, 02/18/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

ooo... :)

OOO OKay :) nice :)
BTW Its a good poem!!!

*happy face*

Velocity | Mon, 02/18/2008

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The Truth will set you free.

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yeah, I like it too.
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Sarah | Tue, 02/19/2008

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amazing

I just have to say, this is an amazing poem. It is SO beautiful! Awesome, awesome job!

Clare D

Clare Marie | Wed, 02/27/2008

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Thanks!

Thanks!

Anna | Fri, 05/02/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

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