I heard the sound of a whistle at two separate times.
It was the Sound of the Good Shepherd’s Voice, His Whistle to His sheep, His signal without words to remind them of His guidance ad protection.
They abide in the Shepherd’s Tent of Presence. It was a whistle to the ninety nine and also to the lost ones who are coming into His Kingdom, secure on the Shepherd’s shoulders.
“Beloved. Hear the Call of your Shepherd. In your mind, you have wandered off into the dangerous wilderness of Fear.
I AM whistling to you, My Child. You are My People and the Sheep of My pasture. You dwell under the covering of the Good Shepherd’s Tent; the Secret Place of The Most High. You abide under the Shadow of the Almighty.
Come back in your mind to Your Refuge, your Place of protection and rest from all danger and tribulations. I have redeemed you, called you by name, you are Mine. My sheep hear My Voice, I know you and you follow Me.
My Tent is big enough for you and for your children and your children’s children. I have not forgotten even one. Fear not, for where I am there you will be also.
We are one. I AM whistling for ALL to gather. Fear not Dear One, for I Myself shall seek the lost, bring back the strays, bind up the broken, and strengthen the weak.
Return to your Stronghold, O prisoners of hope; even today I declare that I will restore to you double.
In these days of clouds and darkness, I AM He who rescues you. Hear My Whistle, Beloved, and rejoice. For you dwell securely, and no one will frighten you.
Know this, My Child. The Beloved of the LORD rests securely in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one The LORD loves rests between His shoulders.”
WHISTLE: Strong’s Hebrew: 8319: sharaq: sharp shrill whistle, call. To call together for service. The Shepherd’s signal to His sheep, the sound which signals the Shepherd’s guiding protecting and reassuring Presence. (Commentaries)
NUMBER TWO: Union; Hebrew: BET: picture: house or dwelling place; tent.
“I will whistle for them to gather them together, For I have redeemed them; And they will be as numerous as they were before. Though I sow them among the nations, they will remember Me in distant lands; they and their children will live and return,” Zechariah 10:8-9.
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing,” Luke 15:4-5.
“About Benjamin he said: “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders,”” Deuteronomy 33:12.
“Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place….. The Most High, who is my refuge….. No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent,” Psalm 91:1,9-10.
“Tell me, O You whom I love, Where You feed Your flock, Where you make them rest at noon. For why should I be as one who veils herself by the flocks of Your companions? The Beloved: if you do not know, O fairest among women, follow in the footsteps of the flock, and feed your kids beside the Shepherd’s tents,” Song of Solomon 1:7-8.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (Ezekiel 34) John 10:27.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry