Every cow has a special place on a farm. When a cow or calf dies it is noticed. Blackie lived on Farmer Richard’s ranch with her healthy and happy calf. Up in the barn was a hungry, sad, orphaned calf.
Blackie’s calf unexpectedly died on a dark and rainy night. Without her calf, Blackie was lonely and sad. Scent is very important to mother cows, so no other calf could take the place of her calf because others do not smell the same.
Farmer Richard had learned how to help his herd. He sent one of his sons to take the skin from the dead calf and put it on the orphan in the barn. Because Blackie’s calf died and its skin was given to the orphan, the orphan lived. When Blackie went to smell the orphaned calf, it smelled like her own calf. Blackie accepted the calf as her own. She fed and protected this calf as if it was the one she had given birth to last week.
Just as every cow and calf is special on a farm, so every person is special to God. God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for our sins. It says in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”.
We must ask God to forgive us for all our sins believing that the Lord Jesus’ precious blood will make us completely clean. When God forgives us, our sins are washed away. Then when God looks at us, He sees the work of His Son, and He accepts us as His own children.
While the Lord Jesus was on earth big crowds of people followed Him to hear His words. People brought their children to the Lord Jesus but the disciples told them off. Because the Lord Jesus loved the children, they were special to Him, He said to the disciples, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them” (Matthew 19:14). When we are the children of God, He will look after us because we are His own. He will always be there for us. “The Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). He loves us more than anyone else ever could.
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