Lamb (see Sheep).
A lamb is a type of cattle bred for its meat and wool. While it is like a cow, it is smaller, and a less aggressive type. God makes a special association between Christians and sheep. The pastor of sheep is also identified as the spiritual caretaker of Christians, God’s children. The point being the contrast between sheep and cattle, between a pastor and a cowpoke. Cowboys who tend cows are often cruel to the cattle because they won’t move very easily. They typically use whips and cattle prods which get the cattle to move because of pain and stress. Pastors use their kind caring relationship to build a relationship between pastors and sheep and the sheep typically follow the pastor. In our spiritual life, this focuses on the pastor being Christlike and the sheep follow his example of Christ.