Found: The Parable of The Lost Sheep

Found: The Parable of The Lost Sheep


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SOLD, 19cm x 27cm (7.5″ x 10.5″), Watercolor Pencil, Colored Pencil


“Then Jesus told them this parable: ‘Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me. I have found my lost sheep. I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:3-7)

In my drawing I wanted to capture the great love, joy and relief Jesus has when finds his lost sheep. How great is his love for us! He will keep searching until he finds us and gathers us in his arms. Because of his incessant love for us, he cannot bear the thought that one of his sheep is missing.

This drawing was somewhat inspired out of a dream God gave me about his love and his fervent desire to be in a loving, personal relationship with each one of us. (See “Message“). (See Please Let Me Love Your Pain Away” (Spiritual Warfare, Victory, Freedom, Healing Series) for the recounting of the dream.)

After I finished this drawing, I compared it to my older drawing, “Resting in the Arms of the Good Shepherd (Believer’s Road Series), and I was amazed at how similar they looked even though they were inspired out of two entirely different experiences and times in my life. I noticed the primary difference between the two is that the former drawing focuses on the relief of the lamb resting in Jesus’ arms whereas this drawing focuses on the relief of the Good Shepherd having found his lost sheep. (See John 10).

(See also “The Great Love of The Good Shepherd” (Believer’s Road Series 2)).