God’s Everlasting Spring

Holstein cow

Here is another devotional thought to help all of us through this period of time when we are confined inside. Unfortunately, I could not find a picture of a cow flying through the air. Hopefully this one will suffice—at least it is the right breed- Holstein.

Stay safe and keep believing in God to care for us!

Everlasting Spring

“But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.”  Malachi 4:2

Several years ago, when my husband and I owned a dairy of 60 Holstein cows, we waited impatiently for spring’s first signs around our farm — softened ground, small tufts of green grass in the pastures. Most welcome of all was the warm, gentle breeze.

Our cows seemed just as anxious for spring. Standing at the edge of the dry cement lot where they had been kept all winter, they lifted wet noses to smell sweet clover dotting the fields. When we finally released the barbed-wire fence surrounding the cement lot to allow them to graze, their clumsy bodies bumped each other in their attempts to escape. Then they were off!

The scene reminded me of a Boston marathon for cows. Old and young alike seemed to leap into the air in their eagerness to be free.

Malachi prophesied that on the day of the Lord’s coming those who feared Him would skip about jubilantly. I can’t wait to kick up my feet in welcome of the end of life’s long struggle.

Prayer: God, help us remember through life’s struggles that You’ll soon come for us and we’ll be carefree and happy.

 

 

 

 

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