A Shepherd and his 100 sheep walk among the hills of Judea. It is a warm pleasant day not too hot not too cold It is the perfect day for grazing. Ninety-nine of the Shepherds sheep have stuck together But one has left to do his own thing. He jumps and runs away from the herd Hiding from the Shepherd The Shepherd leaves the runs after the sheep searching high and searching low but then no more than twenty yards away he see it He bolts towards him screaming cheering crying He was filled with such excitement that it echoes through the hills. He looks his sheep in the eyes so happy that he found him. With his eyes swelling up with tears He gently picks up his sheep puts him over his shoulder an carries him back to the ninety-nine.
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep. (Luke 15:4-6 NIV)