Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm So Lost!

The Lost Sheep
The Lost Sheep

There are one hundred sheep.
So call me…
    one of many.
All the sounds I make,
    But do you hear any?
I would stray here, then stray over there,
    all you do is watch.
Do you even care?

Finally, one day,
    I just wandered away!
To answer the question Why?
Well, I just couldn’t say.
I couldn’t say why…
    that would mean telling the truth.
You say, give it a try.
I say, What’s the use?

So now I’m lost!
Lost as could be.
I’m so lost and alone,
    no one can see me.
How is it I ended,
    up in this place?
A sheep on his own…
    afraid and disgraced.

The Lost Sheep Found
The Lost Sheep Found

I number my sheep.
I watch them each day.
Their trust is in me,
I lead the right way.
If one gets lost,
    he won’t remain gone.
I’ll look til I find him,
    and bring him back home.

I’ll leave the ninety,
    and nine of my sheep
I’ll look everywhere…
    I won’t even sleep
I’ll look far and wide.
I’ll look high and low.
I’ll find my lost sheep
Yes, that’s what I know.

And when I find him,
    I’ll tell all my friends.
Come see who is found,
    and home once again.
Celebrate with me,
    this sheep who was lost.
His value to me,
    is worth any cost.
Poem by MTJ

Spiritual Sunday'sNote: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte).
Lord Jesus,

I was that lost sheep. Alone, afraid, and yet unwilling to call out to you for help. Pride and arrogance have ruined many lives; it ruined mine too. Today, I can look back and see how You intervened in my life; rescuing me from a path of self-destruction. Thank You Jesus for saving me, helping me to see my purpose is in You. Sharing the joy of salvation so that others have the opportunity to acknowledge their sin and be saved from a path of destruction. May each of us who call You Lord, truly reflect Your life. Jesus, you are our light and glory. I offer intercessory prayer for those sick and afflicted; they need Your healing touch Lord. I pray for those who have a family crisis; bring peace, reconciliation, and renewal in their midst. I pray for those who seek employment, and those who struggle in their business. There are families who are on the verge of losing their home, and there are those without food or shelter. There are so many needs Jesus, but You are The Good Shepherd. Even now, You sit on the right hand of The Father, making intercession for us. Thank you Jesus, for all You've done, what You're doing, and what you're preparing on our behalf. Amen.


Esther Joy said...

Wow! In sharing your weakness in such an honest poetic way, I'm sure that God's light and love is shining through you.


Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

So many things to be thankful for! I thank God for people like you who understand those who are hurting because you went through hurt yourself! Patsy from

Ruth said...

Beautifully said! I can tell where your heart is at by reading your prayer. I know God will answer and lead and use you to bless many. My life's Psalm is Psalms 23 We do have an amazing Shepherd.
Great thoughts.

Anita Johnson said...

This line just grabbed me..."Come see who is found". Love ending the day reading your prayers.

Charlotte said...

What a great poem and wonderful prayer. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Whidbey Woman said...

Such an amazing post. Glory to God!

Pamela said...

I was that lost sheep, too. Lost -- then found! So joyous. Praying with you...

Jane said...

Thanks, I felt the Lord touched me just for a little while...

Jane said...

A preacher once said, "The lost coin doesn't know that it's lost but its owner searches for it anyway. The lost sheep knows it is lost but doesn't know the way home until the Shepherd found it. The prodigal son knows he is lost and knows the way back and his Father accepts him." So there.