WATCHING Countryfile, One Man and His Dog last Sunday, I was once again so amazed at the co-operation and co-ordination between man and dog.
Whistles and calls that the dogs instinctively know are a key factor in a successful trial.
Unfortunately the weather was a deciding factor in the proceedings as it was blowing a gale with torrential rain.
But, of course, the main problem were the sheep who all seemed to have a mind of their own and so totally messed up the progress of the four contestants.
To those Shepherds it would have been so much easier with their own sheep but of course with sheep that did know them it makes it so much more challenging and exciting for the spectators.
The Bible tell us that, “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way.”
In his ministry here on earth, Jesus Christ often spoke about people being like sheep and his relationship with them.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, no one can snatch them out of my hand.”
Jesus is the Good Shepherd and he wants us all to follow him and be part of his ‘Great Sheepfold’ knowing the love, joy and peace which comes from his Father, God.
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