Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I am NOT a SHEEP!!



Our dog, Bandit, has a nasty
habit of "herding" me when she
needs to go outside.

She comes along
behind me, pushes me,
and nips me in the behind.
She makes a general nuisance
of herself.

I am working on breaking her of
this but the other evening she
was at it full force.

I got mad.
(Yes...that happens!)

The next thing I knew I yelled,
"I AM NOT A SHEEP!"

Warren happened to be nearby.
He totally lost it.
Laughing...at me!

Who wouldn't?

Isn't that such an odd statement
to hear out of the blue?

Well, that line has become a bit
more common around here,
as it surely makes us smile.

However, I feel guilty each time
I say it, because figuratively
speaking, I am a sheep.
With the best Shepherd
any creature could have.

In the Bible Jesus uses
the Sheep and Shepherd analogy to
describe the relationship between
Himself and the Christian.

He says that His sheep know
His voice.
He also says that if just one of His
sheep doesn't come in to safety
for the night He will seek until
He finds it.
And so much more...

So, while I greatly resent those
little nips and steering from
a certain little dog,

until the day
she finally learns to be civil,
I will try to use it to remember that I
have a very loving Shepherd...

and I am honored
to be
His Sheep!

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9 comments:

Tracy said...

It IS kind of funny. At least she lets you know when she has to go "potty". Good analogy, too.

JEANNE said...

Hi Becky, I love this post. Thanks for visiting me yesterday. I am just now catching up with everyone. My sister had a dog that herded her all the time. She was a sheep herding dog. Your pup is adorable. You know I have a weakness for pups. smile.

a great analogy on your post today. The Lord is our Shepard. We must remember it daily.

Enjoy your day.
Hugs, Jeanne

PS: I know your teacup candles turned out beautiful.

Vee said...

Oh that's so cute and it made my laugh. Do you suppose your shepherd sent you Bandit for just such thoughts as these? May Bandit learn her manners and perhaps, in years to come when the grands arrive, this habit of hers will come in handy.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Good analogy!

We need to learn to stay very close to our Shepherd - to learn to hear His voice - as we follow Him.

See you later?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Becky,
What a great post and analogy! I'm so glad that we have a Shepherd for I would most certainly be lost without Him! Thank you for sharing and thanks for your wonderful visit, leaving me your lovely comment. Wishing you a beautiful day filled with the Sonshine of His love!

Blessings,
Sandi

Andrea said...

Great post...great analogy.
Blessings,
andrea

LemonyRenee' said...

Cute post, Becky, and cute dog! Mine's herder, too, and it can drive you a bit crazy -- mine's always cutting me off and getting in my way.

And thanks, so very much, for the kind comment you left on my last post. As down as I am about my parents, hearing that you thought I was younger than I am certainly gave me a little lift. I didn't think that was possible today. So thanks.

Elena said...

That is so funny! I had an Australian Shepherd when I was younger and she just loved hearding our cats around:)

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, this made me smile. We have two Shelties and the female is constantly herding us. It is so funny. She doesn't nip at us though, thank goodness.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Sandra