Are you shepherding your flock? As a shepherd, do you not have responsibilites?
We must be fed. We must have water. We must be watched and kept safe. We must be disciplined.
We are hungry and thirsty. Please feed me until I am full. Though just to let you know, I am never full. I could be fed night and day. I never seem to get enough. I need more. I need fed so that I can grow...grow with God.
I am still a little lamb that needs your guidance. Discipline me in God's word. I need to know the rules. If you don't teach me the rules, who will? I need to know the truth. Please don't let me stray. Keep a watchful eye on me. Isn't it your job? Isn't it your responsibility? When you sleep, I wander away. I feel so lost. Where are you? I need your direction. Please take care of me. I rely on you. When you put on your cloak and grab your staff, you are in charge. Take charge.
I need to trust you. My life is in your hands. You could lead me anywhere and I would follow you, for I am just a lamb. You would never want to hurt me, would you?
Please do your job because my life depends on it.