The Shephard on Mount Carmel

DFH Volume 1 Issue 3

By Jim Dayton

When Judy and I were on Mt Carmel in Israel, the tour bus had to stop because a car was blocking the road.  A shepherd had stopped his car to pick up a stray sheep.  As he returned to his car with the sheep in his arms, I thought to myself, “How cool! Here is the parable of the lost sheep before our very eyes.”  Just as I was thinking about the lost sheep, Judy shouted out so all on the tour bus could hear her, “Look, that man is stealing that sheep.”  Not knowing the circumstances, either of our viewpoints could be the correct one.  I think our minds should dwell more on “lost sheep” and less on “stolen sheep”.


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