This is Shrek the sheep
He became famous several years ago when
he was found after hiding out in caves for 6
years. Of course, during this time his fleece
grew without anyone there to shorn (shave) it.
When he was finally found and shaved, his
fleece weighed an amazing 60 pounds. Most
sheep have a fleece weighing just under 10
pounds, with the exception usually reaching
15 pounds, maximum. For 6 years, Shrek
carried 6 times the regular weight of his fleece.
Simply because he was away from his shepherd.
This reminds me of John 10 when Jesus compares
Himself to a shepherd, and His followers are
His sheep. Maybe it’s a stretch, but I think Shrek
is much like a person who knows Jesus Christ
but has wandered. If we avoid Christ’s constant
refining of our character, we’re going to accumulate
extra weight in this world—a weight we don’t have
to bear. When Shrek was found, a professional
sheep shearer took care of Shrek’s fleece in
28 minutes. Shrek’s 60 pound fleece
was finally removed. All it took was coming home
to his shepherd.
I believe Christ can lift the burdens we carry,
if only we stop hiding. He can shave off our
‘fleece’—that is, our self-imposed burdens
brought about by wandering from our Good
Shepherd. “ Come to Me, all you who are weary
and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My
yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am
gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest
for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my
burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Christian, let Jesus shear off your extra
baggage. Give it to Him and let
Him take control.
“When we fall short, we think the
Lord would never want us near Him, but
that is far from the truth. He wants us to
RUN to Him. We don’t do everything
right all the time, but when we realize…
The more we draw nearer to Jesus,
the more His love & light changes us.
His peace will replace the burden we carry.
Stop running from Him & be still and know
He is there for you.”