Word-Filled Wednesday

I love my Jacob sheep, and I love the verses in the Bible that tell of these special animals and how Jacob chose them.

This verse in Genesis reminds me how we’re all chosen by God, designed by Him to be His own and to fulfill the potential He put in us from the very beginning. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we’ve been chosen until we’re grown; but He’s always there, calling us to Him, waiting for us to come to Him and become the people He designed us to be from the beginning of time.

29 Jacob said to him, “You know how I have worked for you and how your livestock has fared under my care. 30 The little you had before I came has increased greatly, and the LORD has blessed you wherever I have been. But now, when may I do something for my own household?”

31 “What shall I give you?” [Laban] asked.
“Don’t give me anything,” Jacob replied. “But if you will do this one thing for me, I will go on tending your flocks and watching over them: 32 Let me go through all your flocks today and remove from them every speckled or spotted sheep, every dark-colored lamb and every spotted or speckled goat. They will be my wages. 33 And my honesty will testify for me in the future, whenever you check on the wages you have paid me.”

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21 Responses to Word-Filled Wednesday

  1. Christy says:

    Your thoughts are just beautiful…to imagine He choose us. And what a neat scripture to go with the photo 🙂


    happy wfw!

  2. Denise says:

    Such a great WFW.

  3. Mariposa says:

    I am teary eyed reading your post…thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy WFW

  4. Kristen says:

    To fully know we are CHOSEN by Him…leaves me humbled and awed at the grace of our God.


  5. chris says:

    yes, amazing grace….

  6. Tracy says:

    What humbling thoughts on Grace! Thanks for sharing this beautiful passage.

  7. Kikue Mugen says:

    I guess we’re all speckled sheep over at the Lanai, huh? LOL Thanks for the blessing! Makes me smile.

  8. Beth says:

    What a cute little sheep. Happy WFW!

  9. Joan says:

    Thanks for sharing that today. Blessings

  10. Kathy says:

    Wow what a great picture…great word!

  11. DeeDee says:

    Great pic- and verse.
    We are chosen in Him..
    Thanks for sharing this today!

  12. Mary says:

    Love the photo! It brings the Word to life:-)

  13. Amydeanne says:

    interesting choice! and neat, I don’t think i’ve ever really looked at those verses like that before! thanks for pointing that out to me!

  14. Laurie Ann says:

    Great verse for this picture. I love sheep, too. Happy WFW!

  15. Bernice says:

    When i come accross this verse or when i read about “Jacob Sheeps” i will look at it differently….

    I never saw those sheeps before…!

    Thxs Blessed WFW

  16. Susan says:

    Ahhhh, how special! Hope your day was blessed!

  17. Pam D says:

    I love the verses.. and the picture is fabulous! What a very cool sheep that is.. love the colors, and the funky horns! He is such a great visual of Jacob choosing the spotted sheep.. perfect! thanks so much!

  18. Alexis says:

    What an interesting passage of scripture… I don’t recall ever reading that before… and your Jacob sheep is so handsome!!

  19. Mary smith says:

    That is one unique sheep and a great message too! Thank you!!

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