"And thy shall be Mine, saith the Lord of hosts,in that day when I make up MY JEWELS."
To my dear grandchildren,
Three Willful Cows
It had been a difficult day for three cows named Bessy, Daisy and June. They had been purchased by the Browns at an auction that had been a very confusing and noisy place. Then they were taken by truck to a strange, new pasture where they were unloaded and left alone. The Browns had supplied food and water for the three cows in safety of the new pasture , but because the cows were still scared and edgy, they jumped over the fence.
Were they looking for their old pasture? If so, they didn't find it. Instead, they were now in a wooded area where wild animals roamed and where there was no easy source of food and water. There was something else in the woods that would be frightening to any animal - HUNTERS. Gunshots would terrify any animal!
It didn't take the Browns long to discover that their cows were gone, and they began to look for then. The family wore bright orange vests so the hunters would know they weren't deer moving through the woods. Every now and then the Browns spotted the three cows, but they would run when anyone moved close to them. They were lost in a dangerous area and didn't know it.
This world is a dangerous place in which to live, and you may not know it. It has all kinds of dangerous attractions that lure sinners like you and me deeper into sin. Like the three cows lost in the woods, we sinners are lost in this evil world and away from our loving God who wants to save us. He gave His own Son, the Lord Jesus, to die on the cross for sinners so we could be saved from our sins and have a happy home in heaven when life here on earth is over. Are you willing to let the Lord Jesus save you? He says, "Come unto Me, all you that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).
After some time of wandering the three cows found another fenced-in pasture where there were other cows grazing peacefully. The three lost cows broke through the fence and began grazing with the other cows in the new pasture. It was a peaceful and safe place, and they were finished running away.
When the farmer came to feed his cattle, he found the three cows that he had never seen before. Soon the Browns learned that Bessy, Daisy and June were in this farmer's pasture. With the farmer's permission, they left the three in the pasture in the company of the other cows for several weeks before they took them home to their own peaceful pasture. This time they were calm and home to stay.
God has wonderful things prepared for you in His happy, peaceful home in heaven, if you are willing to stop running away and receive His Son Jesus as your very own Saviour. Jesus paid the awful price for the sins of each person who will come to Him, admitting that he is a sinner and needs his his sins forgiven. He will joyfully make you one of His very own children and will lovingly provide all that you need down here on earth. When it is time, He will take you home to heaven where all danger and sadness will be over forever. There is absolutely nothing that can be better than that!
"As many as received Him, to then gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name."