Wandering Sheep

The sheep

sometimes wander


and instead of following

the Shepherd’s leading


they follow nothing

in particular


wandering here

and wandering there


The sheep know the Shepherd,

they’re within the flock


but with choices poor

they meander aimlessly


And it may be so subtle

that the sheep doesn’t even realize


but then finds himself

in unfamiliar territory



and alone


But the Shepherd knows


and searches for this

lost one


enfolding brokenness

with love



and caring


back close

to His heart


You know Jesus, friend,

and you have been acting

like you don’t


He sees you

and wants to bring you back


Find safety

in His will for you


find security

in Truth and boundaries


Stay close

to your Shepherd


You are forever His


– Susie Stewart


For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.

– Ezekiel 34:11 (NIV)


And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.

– Ezekiel 36:26 (NLT)


…should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! I’ll recognize the sound of Your voice.

– Psalm 119:176 (MSG)


My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from Me.

– John 10:27,28 (NLT)


Photo by Susie Stewart