Lambs

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Last Sunday our kids’ ewes lambed.  All three were first timers and all three had twins.  I’d been watching Malachi’s little buck lamb, who was a bit weak from the start.  I noticed he wasn’t progressing and in fact was getting weaker.  So I started confining  his mother to make sure he was getting at least a couple meals a day.  It seemed to help but I eventually had to start supplementing with a bottle.  Finally on Saturday night I went out to check on him and found him stretched out trying to die.  I brought him to the house where Charlene and I started rubbing him, to stimulate him, wrapped him in towels, then put him by a heater.  We also coaxed a few drops of milk down him.  After an hour of talking to him, rubbing and praying he started sucking on his own and within two hours was standing.  It’s amazing how close to death he was and yet he turned around so quickly.  God gives us charge over these animals and we want to care for them the best we can.  God does much the same for us.  We were dying, He finds us and revives us.  ” Near the Cross a trembling soul, love and mercy found me, there the Bright and Morning Star shed Its beams around me.”  God wants to give us life.  Have you let Him?