A Baa’d Hair Day

I am the Good Shepherd: The Good Shepherd is one who lays down His life for his sheep

John 10:11
Acts 4:8-12; Psalm 118:1,8-9,21-23,26,28,29; I John 3:1-12; John 10:11-18

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, B

Talk about a bad hair day (or should I say baa’d hair day). A sheep in Melbourne Australia recently received a much-needed shearing after rescuers found the abandoned animal with more than 75 pounds of wool weighing it down. Not surprisingly, before and after video of the celebrity sheep received more than 18 million views online.

Despite the heavy fleece, the animal was actually underweight after being sheared. As any good shepherd would be, one rescuer was delighted with the outcome saying, “He is doing so well today, surprising us and becoming more trusting too. We truly believe that he understands what we have done for him has eased his burden and changed him for the better.” -1

Few things are more dependent than sheep. We may like to think of ourselves as being as clever as a fox, as strong as a horse or as wise as an owl, but it is very humbling to think of ourselves as sheep. Sheep are helpless creatures…

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