I’m so glad you’re here! Welcome to my page Sheep Once Silenced.
The acronym ‘SOS’ had popular use long ago. It is defined as, “a call or request for help or rescue”. Historically, ‘SOS’ was used as an abbreviation for save our soul, to signal distress, when using the radio Morse Code. Here at my ‘SOS’ blog, I implore you to urgently call out to Jesus for your rescue. He is the only one who can truly save our soul!
The original idea for Sheep Once Silenced is very personal to me. My name, Rachael, is Hebrew for ‘ewe’- or otherwise known as a female sheep. In biblical terms, God’s people are referred to as sheep and Jesus as our Shepherd.
Through this blog, it is my intention to share my personal life experiences with you. I share struggles and raw vulnerabilities. God shows me biblical lessons and broadens His truth through many of my experiences, both past and present. Since I began this journey, I believe I am finally beginning to understand God’s great love for me. Despite my past looking as if I was better off dead. And because of this growing understanding, I want to spread His love to you!
You see, often times I’ve listened to the voices in my head telling me I’m not enough. The more I listened to these condemning thoughts, the more I felt defeated. Which inevitably caused me to doubt God and to not share with others about my faith in Him.
…we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.- Psalm 44:22
But, Jesus. He was the sacrificial lamb, once and for all time. For me. For you. Which means, He took upon Himself all our condemnation. He died so that we could live. And all because of His great love for us, He continually restores our faith in Him.
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.- Romans 8:34, 37-38
And, He is our Good Shepherd. Leading us and guiding us in His paths of righteousness (See Psalm 23).
Yes, I am a sheep who seeks after and listens to her Shepherd’s voice. I will not remain silenced. I was once dead to my sins. But, now, I am alive in Christ! Won’t you come and follow this same Good Shepherd? Oh sweet friend, let me walk beside you as a Sheep Once Silenced.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.- John 10:27 (NLT)