Not too long ago, I was driving with my mom and my sister-in-law, passing along farms, fields and pretty scenery. At one point, we cruised past a flock of cattle munching in the fields.
Seeing this, my sister-in-law said to my mom, ‘Mama, have you ever noticed that when cows graze, they all mostly do so in the same direction?’
No, neither of us knew. Neither have we ever cared to notice it.
But indeed, it’s true. Next time you see some moo-moos, have a good look.
Recently I thought about this again. And it struck me in a fresh way. We as Christians, who are the body of Christ, can be compared to these cows. We are all grazing (striving towards) in the same direction. There is unity amongst us. Our goal is the same. When the wind blows from one direction, we all set our hearts and minds upon the Lord’s goal, and we turn our backs against the storm.
Where do you fit in here in our Lord’s grazing pastures? Is your heart, mind and strength set upon the goal the Lord has set for us, or are you turned the other way, causing division and strife?
Let us examine ourselves in light of the Body of Christ, of which we are all members.
… be encouraged and consoled and comforted; be of the same [agreeable] mind one with another; live in peace, and [then] the God of love [Who is the Source of affection, goodwill, love, and benevolence toward men] and the Author and Promoter of peace will be with you. ~ 2 Cor 13:11 (Amp)