The Good Shepherd lays down His life for even one sheep

Scripture references

Matthew 18:12–14 (ASV)

12How think ye? if any man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and go unto the mountains, and seek that which goeth astray? 13And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth over it more than over the ninety and nine which have not gone astray. 14Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

Luke 15:1–32 (ASV)

Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near unto him to hear him.

2And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3And he spake unto them this parable, saying, 4What man of you, having a hundred sheep, and having lost one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and his neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep wh...


A grandmother who for so long had refused to accept the gospel finally does so after the death of her grandson. No longer was she sad for the great comforter was now her Lord and Savior!