In the parable of the Lost Sheep the Lord compares Himself to a Good Shepherd who leaves the ninety-nine to look for the one sheep who is lost.
It is easy for me to become distracted with things that seem important at the time, only to find that I have wandered away from the Lord and become lost. At those moments I take solace in His words:
“And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.” (Luke 15:5-6)