Saturday, November 17, 2012

Five Minute Friday – Stay Close

Like a ravenous wolf
The enemy trailed the flock of sheep
Watching and waiting
For an opportune time

Before long his next victim was in sight
A young lamb who had wandered from the flock
He lost sight of the Good Shepherd
Faced a vicious enemy alone

With lighting speed and power
The enemy pounced upon his prey
Tearing flesh, ripping muscle and crushing bone
Jaws poised and ready to clamp down on the lamb’s neck

Without warning the enemy was struck with a rod
The Good Shepherd went looking for His lost lamb
He heard the terror filled cries
Intent upon destruction he didn’t see the death blow coming

The lamb was freed
Saved from certain death
The Good Shepherd picked up the injured lamb
Carried him back to the fold

Tenderly his wounds were nursed
Healing balm applied
The Good Shepherd lovingly spoke
Precious lamb, stay close to the One who loves you

Susan Wachtel
November 17, 2012

If you would like to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday Challenge head over to her website “Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.


Ken said...

Hi Susan,
What an awesome picture you painted with words. We wonder off, Satan comes to destroy, but Jesus rescues us and delivers us.
I pray you and your family have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

susanwalkergirl said...

Thank you Ken. Praise God for His deliverance.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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