A Lamb Story

One of the most touching stories Jesus ever told was that of a shepherd, who, discovering that one of his sheep is missing, leaves the others who are safe in the fold–braves the elements, the darkness, and the unknown to find the lost sheep. And when he finds that shivering and cold one, the sheep who is injured and hurting, he gathers him up, lays the exhausted sheep around his neck, and makes again the long dark trek to the comfort of the fold. There he feeds the lamb and tends its wounds. He calls loudly to the others, “Rejoice, I have found my sheep that was lost.” Luke 15

Once when I didn’t even know what was going on, when I was yet a child Jesus saw my wandering steps and understood the danger I faced. He left the others, the ones already safe in the arms of salvation, and came after me. He gathered me up in His arms–me, a ten-year-old girl, naive, ignorant of the challenges of life I would face, needy, sinful and lost. Jesus came after me, secured me safely in the fold of salvation. He continues to watch over me, to tend me and to bind my wounds. How grateful I am.


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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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8 Responses to A Lamb Story

  1. writeathome says:

    Amen! I’m thankful that Jesus came and sought me and found me when I was lost and not in the fold too. What a wonderful salvation we have! I like the picture too that you posted with this. It reminds me of the type of art you see in McGuffey’s readers. I hope you have a blessed week.


  2. Shirley says:

    Blessings to you, also, Carol–a wonderful week for your whole family.

    We had a great weekend at our new church–baptized 3 people in Mike’s pool. Our grandson Joel has been with us for a week. He’s just started evangelizing, and when he plugged in his rig at another church here in Arizona, a malfunction in the plug blew out his appliances…etc. It took a week to receive the parts, so he has been here at DJs with us. It has been wonderful. They left about an hour ago, hope to get all the work done today, then they’re going to Carson City for their next revival. It’s been a memorable week for us.

  3. arm5 says:

    Thank God he found me I was wandering through life broken. But he sought and he bought him.

  4. Shirley says:

    Arm5, is it even possible to be grateful enough for such a Saviour? I truly doubt it…but for the rest of our days, we will exalt Him.

  5. bereans says:

    Hi Shirley!

    I stumbled upon your blog by way of my friend Jack. I have taken over for Jack because he finally became unable to continue. When I came to your site it was a delight to see you also do a devotional! We need more of this out there, Shirley and I love your presentation.

    Anyhow, this one struck a chord because I happened to post on the very same subject today. Would you mind if I post a link to this one as “additional information”?

    God bless,


  6. Shirley says:

    Hello, Paul, and welcome to my site. Hope you visit often.

    I appreciate the link. Thank you. I’ll go over myself and take a look.


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  8. Tena says:

    I just now read this post and found it interesting that I too have posted something similar. Something written by Rev. Matt Maddix. In fact, look at my recent header photo! Great minds think alike, eh?
    Or…could God be ministering to us bloggers through our blogs? Yes, I believe so. 😀

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