Two days old, the lamb so small and vulnerable
Yet alive! A miracle of conception and birth,
A newcomer to life and its mysteries,
Blessed to have the hand of an understanding man
providing shelter, feeding, watching, caring.
The lamb, so like you and so like me,
Seeing so little of all the rest of the world,
Knowing so little of all there is of life,
Thriving in the care of the Good Shepherd
Who provides, feeds, and watches over us.
Here our comparison fades, as we see anew
How complicated our relationships are.
We must yield our stubborn assertions,
Content to let God’s Son teach us truth
And lead us to His eternal dwelling place.
by Elaine Hardt ©2011
Photo by Carlene Hardt ©2011
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