They are as old as man.
Sheep have been providing food and fleece since the creation.
In some parts of the world even today, livelihoods depend solely on sheep.
Sheep are not the most intelligent animals. If they wander off, they cannot find their way home.
Their shepherd has to leave the rest of the flock, and go searching for the lost ones.
Sheep do have their fine points....
They have a tendency to move out of the dark into light.
When disturbed, they tend to run uphill instead of down.
They know their shepherd's face and voice.
They have a natural inclination to follow their shepherd to new pastures.
All sheep have a tendency to stay close to other members of the flock.
They are prone to become stressed when separated from other flock members.
After a lost sheep has been found, the shepherd puts them in the middle of the flock, where they are safe.
Safe in the group, led by a shepherd who loves and cares for them.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. John 10: 27,28