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Jehovah is The Great Shepherd, very encouraging, just had to share.


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1 hour ago, Keep Fighting said:

 

Isaiah 40:11 Like a shepherd he will care for his flock. With his arm he will gather together the lambs, And in his bosom he will carry them. He will gently lead those nursing their young.

 

 

"THE BIRTH OF THE "BUMMER LAMB"

Every once in a while, an ewe (a mother sheep),  will give birth to a lamb and reject it.  If the lamb is returned to the ewe, the mother may even kick the poor animal away.  Once an ewe rejects one of her lambs, she will never change her mind.  These little lambs will hang their heads so low that it looks like something is wrong with it’s neck.  Their spirit is broken.  These lambs are called “bummer lambs.” 
            Unless the shepherd intervenes, that lamb will die, rejected and alone.  So, do you know what the shepherd does?  He takes that rejected little one into his home, hand-feeds it and keeps it warm by the fire.  He will wrap it up with blankets and hold it to his chest so the bummer can hear his heartbeat.  Once the lamb is strong enough, the shepherd will place it back in the field with the rest of the flock.  But that sheep never forgets how the shepherd cared for him when his mother rejected him. 
            When the shepherd calls for the flock, guess who runs to him first?  That is right, the bummer sheep.  He knows his voice intimately.  It is not that the bummer lamb is loved more, it just knows intimately the one who loves it. 
            So many of us are bummer lambs, rejected and broken.  But Jehovah is the Good Shepherd.  He cares for our every need and holds us close to His heart so we can hear His heart beat.  We may be broken, but we are deeply loved by The Shepherd! 
            From one bummer sheep to another…..Remember how much you are loved!

 

What a beautiful post! Thank you so much so sharing it! 💓

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This article shows there is a good reason the ewe mother rejected the bummer lamb.

 

What Are Bummer Lambs?
Bummer lambs are those that have either been rejected or couldn’t be fed by their ewe mothers. The ewe may have died, failed to produce enough milk or suffered from mastitis. Unable to be paired with new ewes willing to nurse them, bummer lambs are bottle-fed and raised by humans from birth. This creates a lot of work for time-pressed farmers with larger flocks and acreage to tend to, and many are glad to sell off bummer lambs as quickly as possible.

 

Before we get too far down the new lamb path, there’s a sad fact to get out of the way. Bummer lambs will steal your heart, and despite our best efforts, they don’t always make it. Bummer lambs are often weak and, sometimes, mother knows best: When a ewe ignores or rejects a lamb, she may do so because it has a problem that will prevent it from thriving. Lambs can have birth defects that are impossible to see until they get a bit older, and sheep are notoriously tough. Often, sheep do not show any symptoms of a problem until it is too late to deal with it. If this happens, do not blame either the flock owner who sold you the bummer lamb or yourself.

 

Keep in mind, sheep are not solitary animals and need to be part of a flock. You shouldn’t buy a single bummer lamb unless you already have other sheep with which it can bond and learn from.

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Thank you, Rune, that´s so nice!

We all know that Jehovah is the greatest shepherd and that he loves EVERYONE of us, but the more hard-hearted we are treated by others, the more grateful we are for his compassion.

 

Luke 7:41,42

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"Two men were debtors to a certain lender; the one was in debt for 500 de·narʹi·i, but the other for 50. When they did not have anything to pay him back with, he freely forgave them both. Therefore, which one of them will love him more?”

So, if someone´s circumstances are worse then those of his brothers and Jehovah shows him compassion, he feels especially  loved.

Just like you said about the bummer sheep:

 

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"When the shepherd calls for the flock, guess who runs to him first?  That is right, the bummer sheep.  He knows his voice intimately.  It is not that the bummer lamb is loved more, it just knows intimately the one who loves it."

 

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