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mending fences

Mending the fence with my man.

At seven o’clock in the morning, I noticed I had a message. The message was informing me that our cows were out in the neighbor’s yard.

I told Tim to go around the backside of the cows, and round them up, while I went to the shared gate to call “Hey cows” and entice them with apples. Well…my citified/becoming countrified husband ended up riding up, in The Beast, behind me, therefore instigating the cows to halt approaching me, and retreating into the “hitchhiker weeds” and pines on the other side of the fence. Oh, Tim. (Lesson learned by all.)

Finally, Tim withdrew, and I walked around the backside of the two cows, herding them back onto our side of the fence.

Tim went to the local feed store to purchase barbed wire, and went inside the house.

Working our way home.

Working our way home.

While he was gone, those crazy cows escorted themselves back into those weeds.

This time, we had a system. Success, again, for retrieving the cows.

I’m quite sure this fence needs to be completely repaired soon, but in the meantime, Tim and I repaired the weak sections of the fence with our newly purchased barbed wire.

When our task was complete, and we left the pasture, those silly cows were walking the fence scoping out our repair job. They appeared to be trying to find another weakness in the fence so that they could, God only knows why, revisit new ground.

This whole scenario reminded me of how sneaky Satan is doing the same thing with us.

He is in search of our weakness, so that he can cause us to stumble. Even more so…he wants to steal, kill, and destroy us. (John 10:10)

This is nothing new. Since the VERY beginning of time, Satan has tried to, and often succeeded in, getting his claws around us.

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1

Friend, be on guard. Don’t permit the devil to “hitchhike” his way onto you.  Ask God to reveal any weakness within you, and allow Him to repair them. He will make you strong and secure.

Sure, even when you (a Christian) are secure in the hand of God, Satan is always lurking for that dangling toe or hand to grab. But, you need to remember…NO ONE will snatch you from His hand. Stay close to God.

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28

Seriously??? Those pesky hitchhikers.

Seriously??? Those pesky hitchhikers.

Blessings to you and yours,

Stephanie

 

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