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Moving, and mesmerizing sheep herding

By Elizabeth Prata

My friend Kay sent me this clip of sheep being herded to the fold. It appears to have been taken by a drone, or some type of mechanism which portrays the scene from above. It’s incredibly moving. Please watch the short clip and see what thoughts come to your mind. The below comment is what came to hers. It’s shared with permission-

It immediately reminded me about our beloved Shepherd the Lord Jesus and His ushering His entire flock onward from this present church age into His eternal sheepfold!   

Perhaps we could view the attending sheepdogs as representative of the Apostles and those countless saints of God who through the ages with unwavering faces set like flint, preached the exacting Word of the Gospel of Salvation by which we were saved! 

How serendipitous that in this video we see that the gate by which the sheep enter is also narrow! This to me for us, is so very lovely a visual allegory to Luke 13:22-25 and Matthew 7:13-14!! 

I believe that our “ushering” into that eternal sheepfold will be the millisecond we hear our beloved Saviour say to us His bride, “Come Up!” And so we will be with Him forever!!

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Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.

3 thoughts on “Moving, and mesmerizing sheep herding

  1. From the birds-eye view it is graceful and beautiful looking…imagine the experience on the ground: hooves on the ground, bleating and barking, bumping and surging, chaos of turn-backs, turn-arounds. The process laborious and lengthy. I enjoyed seeing this vantage point, and I noticed three things: The sheep that turn back but are turned-around again, the one sheep cut-off from the flock by fences; outside the herd trying to join but unable, and the little ones with their mothers. I was encouraged and uplifted watching this too. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Great observations, thank you for sharing! I had not noticed the one outside the fence. Reminds me of John 10:1, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.

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