All We Like Sheep

As the weather warms in Florida, one of the nice things TC does for some of our menagerie is offer to have their winter coats removed. I’m fascinated by this clip of Buster’s haircut, but even more so by the words my wife offered with it.

TC’s Observations:

1. Buster seemed to know that what the shearer was doing was in his best interest.

2. Snuggled up tightly in the grasp of the shearer, Buster struggled little. He willingly allowed his wool to be removed.

3. With each stroke of the clippers removing dirty and stained wool, Buster began to look like a clean new sheep.

4. With the weighty wool removed, Buster seemed to take on a vibrant new nature, energized and ready to spark.

5. While it looked like the shearer was taking sections at a time away, when he was finished, everything that was removed stayed intact. TC rolled the dirty wool up and disposed of it with a single effort.

Sheep farmer or not, anything here sound familiar?

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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6 Responses to All We Like Sheep

  1. Planting Potatoes says:

    love the comparison…..so fitting……it occurs to me that none of us can clean ourselves, just as the sheep cannot shave it’s own wool…..we must rely on what Jesus did to clean us….thanks for sharing!

  2. This reminds me of the scene in the original BBC version of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” where Aslan removes the scales from Eustace, who was turned into a dragon. (Have not seen the Disney version) It was only after the scales had been scrubbed painfully off that Eustace became a boy again – and a much improved one at that. Thanks for the lessons. 🙂

  3. 5 points – 5 lessons.
    Thanks.

  4. billhogan77 says:

    That’s what I love about Christ. He doesn’t just leave us to deal with the mess… he doesn’t just clean us up… he takes away the mess and throes it away! Thanks for thee Sheep lessons ewe two! 🙂

  5. I like anything “sheep” and thus, the name of my blog. There is so very much to relate with sheep, shepherds, and Christian living.

  6. RJ Dawson says:

    And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth…

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