Saturday, April 5, 2014

We Shall Go Out Leaping

Malachi 4:2
English Standard Version (ESV)
2 But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
Grandpa had stalls for his sweet Jersey calves, and we throughly enjoyed loving on them there.  I do remember, however, a sunny day where that wasn't enough for his grandchildren.  We wanted to take a calf for a walk and Grandpa obliged us, providing the leash like rope he used for when his cows were livestock and not his grandchildren's pets.  It took all of us to pull that reluctant calf from the safety of its stall, turning it into a tug of war that gained us only a momentary victory; for when that calf finally moved over the barn's threshold it ran lively and free, shaking children off the end of the rope until only the strongest could hold on.  The calf did leap and skip as happy as a child let out for recess, and it did not want to return to it's stall.  As hard as we pulled to get it out we had to pull much harder to bring it back in.  Such will be the children of God when the Lord returns on that great and awesome day, and we won't have to return to the stall.  
But For You Who Fear My Name - The Welcome Wagon

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