Disclaimer: Today has been one of those days where just about anything could make me cry so bear with me on this one….
So basically, I have been feeling God so much here recently. It’s ridiculous because what I have felt Him saying to me is, “Drop everything, Sarah, and love My children.” Sounds crazy, right? Well, it is so true that it has been at the back of my head for about three years and has finally been consuming all of my head since October of this past year.
With the stress of all this–of wanting to drop out of school, get a job to save money for missions, and go into the mission field–I found myself skipping class this morning…yet another time…to drive down country roads.
Songs of Hillsong, Brooke Fraser, and all other great Christian singers blared from my car stereo. I was clearing my head, and then……. I saw a cow.
That’s right…a cow.
I hope you’re laughing right now because even I’m laughing… well, kinda. You see this is what this cow made me realize.
This cow–just grazing in a field with all of his other black-and-white, spotted buddies–had absolutely NO concern over his own life. All the cow knew was that green stuff under his hooves was for eating and wet stuff that was often conveniently located near yummy hay was for drinking. His girlfriends, the heifers, also went to a barn once, maybe twice a day, and came back looking a few pounds thinner. (Get it, milk cows? It’s amazing what cutting out whole milk from your diet will do…. a joke that only Nutrition majors will think is funny).
This cow, in other words, lived basically in ignorant bliss. He knows that grass is there today; therefore, he’s going to eat the grass. The cow doesn’t even think about tomorrow.
Why can’t we live like this? Oh, because we have jobs and school and life and responsibility. Hmm, yes, but we also aware of something that this cow isn’t. We have God.
Jesus tells us multiple times in the Gospel, “Look at the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. Haven’t I provided for them? If I’ve provided for them, taken care of them, then don’t you know that I’m going to take even better care of you?”
If you need to, go and find a cow to look at because, let me tell you, they live in complete peace that I’m jealous of. God is asking us to live in this kind of peace, a peace that comes from not worrying about tomorrow and trusting Him completely….
Today, I learned the importance of not worrying and simply trusting God.
Today, I saw a cow. Do you need to see a cow?