I was then reminded of Ezekiel 34, where God shared He himself about being the Shepherd and bringing back those who have been scattered by their own shepherds.
“v12 I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day. 13 I will bring them back home to their own land of Israel from among the peoples and nations. I will feed them on the mountains of Israel and by the rivers and in all the places where people live.”
Here I was reminded of Psalm 23 where the Lord is David's Shepherd and all that He did for Him (and He does the same for me!).
There are two treasures from this exploration. One, the Lord is my Shepherd, He came looking for me and continues to look for others. He desires we are healed, bandaged, fed, watered and looked after. Two, I may not be a shepherd in the pastoral sense, but I do have a little flock here at home. As such, it is my responsibility to the Lord and their souls that I am following my Shepherd, in order for them to know to do the same one day, rather than being lost in the wilderness and possibly met by predators in the dark. Who knew one verse could take a person so many places? God did.