Friday, June 8, 2012

The Good Shepherd

It has been a sad day here at Winter Wood Farm. My heart is heavy. Our beloved little lamb Simon passed away last night. He had been doing so great and was my ever faithful shadow, following me around the farm and even through the house. He is truly missed. 
Simon went from completely normal to very sick within hours with what's called "foamy bloat". Our best guess is that he ate too much clover yesterday afternoon which caused his rumen to build up with gas. We were up until the wee hours of the morning passing a tube to try and relieve the pressure, nothing seemed to help. 
Within hours he was gone.
Throughout the day, I have been really pondering in my heart what Jesus meant when He told us that He is the good shepherd (John 10:11).  My short time with Simon has given me yet another example of how vast and how immense Jesus' love is for each of His sheep. And knowing now how fragile a lamb can be, I have been shown just how amazing it is that not one of us will be lost (John 18:9). I do know His voice (John 10:27), and I will follow it all the days of my life. Thank you Lord for your never ending love and for laying your life down for this sheep crying at her computer over a little white lamb. You are truly so good!

1 comment:

  1. Kate,

    I am so sorry to hear about little Simon. Lambs have unique personalities, kind of like dogs. They will follow you around and show you unconditional love. Simon knew you did everything you could possibly do to help him. Please remember the beautiful times you had with Simon. I will pray for you, your family and Simon. God Bless.