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The Hound Dogs Of Heaven!!!

25 Mar
The Hound Dogs Of Heaven!!!

If any of you have ever lived on a farm, or stayed on one for long, you may have had some unique animal experiences. Over the years I have had many. Animals have personalities just like people. They are pretty predictable if you know them. When dealing with cattle you get to know them really well when feeding and just observing them out in the pasture.

What is not seen in the above settings is when the animal is under some kind of stress. Cattle can get stressed for many reasons. You may have them penned up to vaccinate, you may be loading them onto a trailer, or a cow or heifer may be having calving problems. This is when their normally tranquil personality can change very quickly. In my time I have been knocked down, kicked, rammed, penned up, trapped, stepped on, and a couple of times thought I was going to be killed. These times can happen very quickly and you really can’t prepare for it. Thankfully, they don’t happen very often.

When calving , It is normal for a cow to separate from the rest of the herd and find a quiet place to deliver their new baby. During the calving season we watch them closely just in case we’re needed to assist. It doesn’t happen very often percentage wise, but if you have many cows maybe a few times a year. Under normal circumstances you could get this cow up to the corral easily. When under delivery stress it doesn’t happen so easily. Many times it may be easier to rope the cow and pull the calf in the pasture. If you want to deliver a live calf  you must do all of this very quickly.

Exactly the time when the animal needs help the most is when she runs away. This is exactly how mankind is. We flee from our only true Source of help. But just as I don’t give up on helping my animals, God doesn’t give up on His people.

All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him (Isaiah 53:6).

Our Shepherd is always there. He never gives up until His sheep are in the fold. The hound dogs of Heaven stay on our trails until we are safe in the fold. What comfort there is in this. And what a price He paid for His wandering sheep. The love that He has expressed for us is beyond human comprehension!!!

Thank Him for it today!!!

 
17 Comments

Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Christianity, Religion

 

17 responses to “The Hound Dogs Of Heaven!!!

  1. Michael

    March 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Taught like the Master Teacher himself did! Love the farm stories.

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  2. theywhoseek

    March 25, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Praise God for our Lord who watches over us and protects us. I like the idea that there is a counterpart to the wolves here on earth . . . heavenly hound dogs . . . chasing them away so we may follow our Shepherd. ~ Blessings in Jesus ~

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 25, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Thanks Deborah. The Lord God is always fighting for His people. Have a great day!

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  3. james1948

    March 25, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Reblogged this on James1948's Blog.

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  4. theenglishrose2014

    March 25, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Love it! 🙂

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you. Hope your dad is coping better and yourself too.

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  5. Moore to ponder

    March 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    This touched me deeply. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      I’m so glad the Lord used the words to bless you Theresa. It’s my pleasure. Have a great rest of the day!

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  6. mydelightandmycounsellors

    March 25, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

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  7. vwoods1212

    March 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Oh I thank Him daily for staying on my scent (hound dog humor). VW

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 25, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      That’s so cute and true. But I’ll bet you wear pretty smelling perfume. Lol

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      • vwoods1212

        March 25, 2014 at 8:54 pm

        true that lol. VW

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        • Levi Thetford

          March 25, 2014 at 8:55 pm

          I thought so. Thank you!!! Where do you live? It seems not in the US.

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          • vwoods1212

            March 25, 2014 at 8:59 pm

            Close proximity to the Capital of the USA. Probably why my thought process can be askew at times 🙂

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  8. SLIMJIM

    March 27, 2014 at 5:33 am

    What a Great Messiah–saves us even when we betray and abandon Him. Amazing Grace…it truly is.

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