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We declare, we’ve a duty to do
Our part of a promise to keep
In service we vow and seek for anew
The Lord’s own, now floundering sheep

Which one is but a sleeping giant
A leader for great things to come
For the wayward- a shoulder to cry on
A symbol of what we can become

The Atonement is real
To be seen all around
To lift us , to heal
That hope might abound

Let friendships be made
To spark this remembrance
Then don’t let it fade
Through neglect, sin, or distance

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Silent Night
http://www.byutv.org/watch/8902bf73-c22d-4a8b-964d-d30772e6a154/silent-night-silent-night

If you want to keep hope alive
You must not let go of it yourself
You must leave the ninety and nine
And rescue that one in need of help

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One sheep had wandered off!
The shepherd left the ninety-nine
His persistent call was soft
The sheep turned and heard him, in time
Imagine the shepherd’s joy!
In finding that one lost sheep
He carried it to join
His flock, safe in watch-keep
Then he called his neighbors
And friends to come and see!
To rejoice in his labors
Of having found his lost sheep
So, too, is the joy in heaven
When a soul enters the fold
And is rescued from sin even
What joy…when the news is told!

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This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six 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 sixty pounds.   Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds, with the exception usually reaching fifteen pounds, maximum. For six years, Shrek carried six 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 twenty-eight minutes. Shrek’s sixty 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

This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. Of course, during this time his fleece gr


This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six 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 sixty pounds. 

One precious sheep wandered
And for years was utterly lost
Calls for him went unanswered
The gentle shepherd mourned the loss

Then in a cave, he was found!
It had been six weary long years
He appeared to be round
And lost sixty pounds by the shears

From his burden, he was set free!
His every step was made light
Truly, the Lord’s yoke is easy
Unto rest, to enjoy life

“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

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We declare, we’ve a duty to do
Our part of a promise to keep
In service we vow and seek for anew
The Lord’s own, now floundering sheep

Which one is but a sleeping giant
A leader for great things to come
For the wayward- a shoulder to cry on
A symbol of what we can become

The Atonement is real
To be seen all around
To lift us , to heal
That hope might abound


Let friendships be made
To spark this remembrance
Then don’t let it fade
Through neglect, sin, or distance

Read Full Post »