Out on the moors on Friday, we saw lots of sheep:

The Bible says that we ‘are the sheep of His pasture’ (Ps 79:13, Ps 100:3) Sometimes the sheep analogy is far from complimentary: ‘We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.’ (Is 53:6) Jesus is described as ‘the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.’ (John 1:29) As we roamed the hills and saw so many different kinds of sheep, it was easy to understand the Bible’s references to sheep and to be thankful not only that Jesus Himself is described as the Lamb of God, but also as our good Shepherd!