Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Little Lamb

You may recall I found a lovely set of Christmas cards the other day.  I so fell in love with this Little Lamb nestled on the Shepherd's lap that I basically took several cards from the box and propped them around my house... on my desk, by the lamp on my bedside table, and a-top a bookshelf that I pass by often.


I even had one tucked inside my Bible, until today when I felt to write it to someone who's going through a rough time. I wanted her to experience the wonder I  was experiencing and to sense the same peace and rest as I...



...because we all have occasions when we need the gentle reminder that when life looks dreary or scary, we have a tender-loving Shepherd who longs to gather his little lambs near to himself so He can whisper words of comfort and peace.




Don't you just love her face?  She knows all is well.
Imagining what it would be like to be that Little Lamb cradled so sweetly on His lap, something lovely begins to swirl around me....I begin to truly feel His protection.  I feel safe. Peaceful. At rest. Happy. Cared for. Content. Not to mention cherished and well-loved.
So, here's my invitation -- wanna scramble up beside me? There's room...
Hugs,
 


Photo source:  Barbour Publishing Inc.





18 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Brenda!

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  2. What a beautiful card, Brenda. It is so expressive and definitely shares the Christmas story! A picture is worth a thousand words as they say.

    I like your idea of tucking them around the house for little mini retreat moments.

    Merry Christmas!!!

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  3. Lovely, Brenda! I have noticed that my goaties have the same peaceful smile. I think they know peace (even if they don't always contribute to MINE!). The image of the lamb is so powerful. The innocence, the trust, and the contentment of the moment are characteristics I associate with the lamb. Maybe this is how we should be as well?

    Wishing you a lovely, lovely day!

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  4. How wonderful this post was. The card is beautiful and the lamb represents the perfect story.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Hi Brenda, it is a lovely picture! It also reminds me of the importance of always trying to keep a "sheep-like" heart. A heart that is trusting and listening. I remember hearing a true story about how sheep come to learn the distinct whistle or call from their shepherd, and how they will not follow anyone else. I thought that was a beautiful thought and something to aspire to. Have a beautiful day ahead! Delisa :)

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  6. I'm "there", Brenda! And thankfully, there IS room! (Yet another way to "use" old - and new - Christmas cards!)

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  7. That's a lovely idea you had to put up reminders here and there. The boring stuff doesn't "get me" though I confess the scary stuff does. Thank you for sharing these thoughts.

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  8. sweet illustration, a greats reminder...

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  9. Such a sweet card with a message of love. Thanks.

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  10. What a lovely illustration! I can see why it would inspire such wonderful feelings, thoughts and emotions thinking about being that little lamb. Thank you for the spiritual inspiration today.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  11. Yes indeed. It brings to mind Psalm 131...I still my soul, like a little weaned child on its mother's lap, my soul is quieted within me...

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  12. Lovely post. Hope you're doing well. :)

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  13. Yes, I'll curl up on the Shepherd's lap, or at his feet. I love the way the adult sheep is looking up at Jesus, with such devotion. Nice idea to keep them around the house as a reminder. I think that qualifies as 'whatsoever things are lovely...think on these things.'
    Cheers!

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  14. Hey, I tagged you in a blog meme, if you're interested in participating... chance to win free books! :) http://thekoalabearwriter.blogspot.com/2011/12/remembering-you-holiday-meme.html.

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  15. Ruth SakstadDecember 15, 2011

    That is a very nice picture. This Christmas my favorite animal is the dove because it speaks to me of the peace of God that passes all understanding.

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  16. You have a way of looking at life and then writing your thoughts that inspires my heart. I like the card picture too, and I also like that God led you to write a card to a friend. What a kind gesture in this busy season of life.

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  17. Beautiful message and a lovely image to take to heart. You're right about the little lamb's face.

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  18. Hi Brenda how nice to have you stop by. I find myself not getting to visit everyone I want to. For some reason many of the blogs I had followed just drop off my list. I wonder if that happens if you do not visit within a certain amount of time. Blogger has done everything that one can image to my blog. Things just come and go on their on sometime. I am doing good. Hope you are well. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    QMM

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To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

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Brenda xox

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