1 Peter 2:24-25
For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Sheep– four legged animal that has tendencies to follow a leader.
- A tendency to flock with other sheep.
- They love being grouped together.
- When separated from the other sheep, that sheep get stressed.
- Known as unintelligent animals due to the flocking together and their quickness to panic and flee.
- Sheep also hide signs of illness.
Ladies, besides having the four legs and white furry bodies, we are a lot like sheep. But, we have Shepherd and Overseer of our soul who guides up right back on the right path.
In this bite, we are the sheep. We are the ones who fall to the side, wander, roam away from Jesus. We fall in the path of sin.
But, I love the transition, “But God”.
By his grace and mercy, we can return to the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls.
Return in this verse means to turn to, worship and love and obey the true God.
Shepherd is one who is watching out, preventing attacks on the sheep. Loving and saving the lost sheep.
Overseer is the man in charge of seeing things get done. Jesus is the overseer.
Sister, Have you wandered far from your Shepherd? Have you gotten caught up with the flock of the world? Are you hiding the illness of sin trying to run and flee? Do you realize the stress you causing yourself by being apart from the Overseer? So I ask you are ready to return to the Shepherd?
“Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn’t you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Celebrate with me! I’ve found my lost sheep!’ Count on it—there’s more joy in heaven over one sinner’s rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue.
John 10: 3 states He knows His sheep by name. Sister, he knows your name. He is calling you to return to him.
Then, it will be celebration time. Because it has His one back. And when the Good Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of never-ending glory and honor.
Return to the Shepherd