The sheep were scattered throughout the terrain. Some were hidden behind rocks. Others were stuck in the mud. Some were wandering in the opposite direction of the food source.
The shepherd went after those sheep. He put forth effort in finding them. Once he found them he led them out into a safe path, in green pastures where he could see them and they could see him.
People try to hide themselves from God. They go to places they know are full of sin. They hide behind the worldly success they may have obtained.
But Jesus pursues those people. He doesn’t just offer the obligatory call to Salvation once. Instead He finds them where they are. And He is adamant about them following Him.
That’s love. Jesus humbled himself again to come after you. He pleaded with you to come to Him. He sought you out.