Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dont get stuck in the cattle gaurd.

So the other morning we were driving down the road. It was a nice cool crisp morning. The sun was shining, the animals were starting to move. As we drove past one ranchers herd of cattle. I noticed one of the young new born calves was standing looking across the cattle guard and right out into the highway. The thought came to me, of a cow and calf that my grandpa had gotten on the ranch. I remember a few years back when my grandpa had gotten a call from the neighbor wanting to know if he wanted a calf. He told him it came with its mother. Well the mother had stepped into a cattle guard and broken her front leg. coming from a range herd she would not have survived more than a week. He told my grandpa that if he wanted he could possibly nurse the cow long enough to continue to feed the calf or slaughter the mom and bottle feed the calf until it is big enough to take care of its self.
So the next thing you know we were fixing up one of the old corals to accommodate the new cow and calf. Over the next few weeks the cow started to regain some strength and learned how to walk with three legs instead of all four. over the next year she raised an amazing steer. Both of which provided meat for our family. Even though the cow had stepped into the trap of the cattle guard and broke her leg she was able to still go on. Thing were just complicated. She was confined into a small coral. She was not able to go out on the free open range.
There are many times when we can be doing what we normally do and maybe by happen chance or because of our own actions we fall into a "cattle guard". We might even make it out okay and be able to go on with life but the majority of the time we are left with something broken and holding us back. There is only one way we can be made whole once again. That is though Jesus Christ. 

"O remember, remember, my sons, the words which king Benjamin spake unto his people; yea, remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, who shall come; yea, remember that he cometh to redeem the world." (Helaman 5:9)

Those who will exercise their faith in Christ and follow him by keeping his commandments
We can find happiness in life. things will go smoothly, the Lord will bless us for doing what is right. 

1 comment:

  1. Never would I think to compare a cattle guard to the gospel, but it is perfect! So grateful Christ is there to nurse us back to health and that we can have that second chance through Him.