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Jesus was seriously compassionate
Towards people who He regarded as “sheep”
Lost sheep in need of a shepherd – in need of Him Jesus is the good Shepherd of the sheep ….
John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
And, as the good Shepherd of the sheep, He has great compassion on them for they are lost and in need of a Shepherd – a Saviour
Matthew 9:36 “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Every animal that God created has its own built-in defence mechanisms.
God, in His wisdom, placed within all living things the desire to survive and the means to do so
So, you may ask … What is the mechanism of self-defence of the common sheep? Is it lightening-quick speed?
No, not with those big round bodies and short legs Is it their ferocious roar and sharp teeth?
Is it the incredible camouflage?
Puffy white creatures on rolling green hills? Don’t think so
We all know it isn’t their quick intelligence and cunning strategic thinking They are some of the dumbest animals on the planet
Some who are a little more in the know might respond to this question by saying that sheep have strength in numbers
To a wolf pack, however, that is the difference between a single entree and an all-you- can-eat buffet!