Mar. 13, 2019

The Son rises to free me

My heart aches. The overworked farmer does all he can to care for his beloved cattle. But as winter hangs on, the mess in the barnyard accumulates. Newborn calves' first outtng into daylight s to manure filled enclosure with their hay meal. But soon, very soon that will change.

This unusual gray calf caught my eye. So beautiful, even in the middle of waiting to be released from the winter safety of barn and well used courtyard. This calf has never experienced the pasture but I know it will soon recognize pastures as home. With sun and present warming, the pastures are being made ready for this calf to be released to frolic, feast and play.

The unknown meadow is unexperienced yet close.

The unknown meadow is home.

Love causes me to lie down in perpetually green pastures, no matter what the season. Love draws me out of comfortable captivity to freedom, to joy, to know, experience, be home.  

“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go FREE, leaping with JOY like calves let out to pasture." Zechariah 4:2 nlt

Thank God for the rising of the Son who heals and releases us from captivity to live, to be free leaping with JOY in our heart home. Let's let the Light, the Son shine on and in and through us, healing and setting us free to leap for JOY.

I may still may be in some captivity but even now that is changing for the Son is rising in and through me.  Jln, SUPER JOY, 3-13-19