- When my husband spreads their corn out for them on their feeding trough in the winter, they step all over each other trying to get the feed. Every day he spreads out corn all over the trough, where each of the sheep can easily eat their fill, but they never learn that they do not need to trample each other to get what they want.
- My husband has built them two warm shelters, filled with straw to keep them warm and dry. We live in Minnesota, and it is cold, very cold. Do the sheep cozy in the shelters? No, they usually stand out in the cold and snow.
- They are always seeking greener pastures. My husband moves them from pasture to pasture . . . but even when they are in a pasture with loads of green grass, they will look out past the fence and decide to try it out. And when one goes, they all go! Then, when you try to get them back in the pasture, they act like they have no idea how to get through the fence.
The Lord is your shepherd, you lack nothing.
He makes you lie down in green pastures,
He leads you beside quiet waters,
He refreshes your soul.
He guides you along the right paths
for His name’s sake.
Even though you walk
through the darkest valley,
You will fear no evil,
for He is with you;
His rod and His staff,
they comfort you.
He prepares a table before you
in the presence of your enemies.
He anoints your head with oil;
your cup overflows.
Surely His goodness and love will follow you
all the days of your life,
and you will dwell in the house of the Lord.