Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How the World Can Butcher You.

                    I witnessed a slightly disturbing sight today. Rather sad, rather depressing…rather, a necessity of life. And to all of you who own meat animals, it is something that is normal.

You see, our neighbors’ cows were butchered today. I have seen it done dozens of times…they butcher about three times a year, buy new cows, and the cycle continues. But, never before have I seen it with the perspective that I am about to share with you. Something suddenly clicked in my mind as I watched the sad ordeal, and I found another illustration that the LORD has for us hidden within everyday circumstances.

First of all, let me fill you in, shortly, on what exactly happens when a cow is butchered {don’t worry, no nasty details}. :)

1.) The cows are grazing peacefully in their pasture.

2.) One of the cows lifts its head, and spots its loving owner prancing merrily towards it with a bucket full of its favorite meal.
3.) The cow suddenly finds its own lush grass unappetizing, and starts for the bucket of goodness. After all, what can it lose?

4.) The loving owner lifts his rifle.

5.) Just as the cow is upon its coveted food…BANG! Sorry, buddy, but we had to do it.

6.) The other cows follow in suit, despite having witnessed this failure.

…Do you notice anything…familiar about this procedure? Let me lay it out for you as I realized it.

1.) They are going about their life peacefully.

2.) They suddenly see an activity or temptation that is uncertain, but looks better that what they have right now.
3.) All at once, they find their own life boring and unappealing and start for where the grass is {supposedly} greener. After all, what can they lose?

4.) The Enemy lifts his arrows.

5.) Just as they think that everything is going great and nothing is going to stop them…BANG! Everything falls apart, and their life is in ruins.

6.) The rest of the World follows in suit, despite perhaps having witnessed this failure.

Beware of the Enemy and his temptations, or you will end up…

A dead cow? :)



  1. We had a cow butchered last week. Fortunatly, we had someone else do the butchering and we just chopped it up. :)

  2. Wow! That was very eye-opening the way you presented that, Lu! Thank you for sharing this. I've never pictured it like that before, but it's SO true. By the way, I love how you write! :) Thanks again. We love you,
    ~Dani, Amanda and Emily

  3. I loved this post. What a wise bit of counsel. We would do well to keep this in the forefront of our minds as we go about our daily lived.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    ~ Heather Joy

  4. Hm, my only beef [BAD PUN bad pun sorry! :D ] is that the cows have every reason to trust their owner....their owner 'knows best' for them....

    But true indeed.


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