Part 6 – The Sorrow That Comes From Disobedience
My disobedience has always brought heartaches and disappointment and unhappiness and yes, even the chastening hand of God.
The little boy saw the sheep with his leg in splints and said to the shepherd, “Sir, what happened?” To which the shepherd said, “I broke his leg.” The little boy was so surprised and said, “But you really didn’t?” “Yes,” he said, “I did.” When the little boy said, ”Why did you do that?” the shepherd said, “That sheep has been very disobedient and a troublemaker and would not listen to the shepherd’s voice and I broke his leg and let him go without food for two days because he tried to bite me. But now you notice that he licks my hand and when the leg heals, he’ll be one of the best sheep I have.”
Even so, sometimes it may be necessary for the Great Shepherd to break a leg to make us learn that it is better to obey than it is to sacrifice. Hard times don’t break us, they make us, if our relationship is right and our fellowship is sweet.