Every day I go out to the ranch to check the cows, and the first thing I do is count cows. If there is a cow missing I don’t shrug my shoulders and say, “O, well, maybe she will show up in a day or two.” No, I look for her right away. A cow may be hurt, having trouble calving, or maybe have gotten through the fence endangering themselves or others. As an example, one day I was counting cows and one was missing, a young heifer. So, I began the search. I found her with her head stuck in the fork of a tree. Evidently, she was scratching her neck and got her head stuck. Had I not gone looking for her for a day or so, she might have died.
Should we not be much more concerned for our brethren than cows? If a brother or sister misses worship services on a Sunday, do we wait a week or two to check on them? Would it not be wise and loving to check on them right away? Maybe they are sick, or hurting, or maybe they have “gone through the fence” and need our encouragement to stay with the “herd”.
“Take heed, brethren, lest haply there shall be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God: but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called To-day; lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin: for we are become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm unto the end” (Heb. 3:12-14).
Think About It!
Have A Great Day!
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”