The Shepherd inventory was short. So He went for the lost. Every encounter was an excitement, but no answer.
For a thousands days as one He searched preaching. ‘My sheep knows my voice and another they will not follow.’ Then one day like a thousand and a thousand as one He heard the bleating of a contrite.
He fetched it to his chest, from the lost and found and they returned happy ever after.
“And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.” John 10:16 RSV https://bible.com/bible/2020/jhn.10.16.RSV Gairey