Sad day here, two dead lambs in the pen today. Sun the mother ewe had them cleaned off but they did not make it. So hard to see the ewe suffering the loss of her expected lambs and one of our gentlest and friendliest ewes at that. Grandmolly had a few tears in sympathy.
On a commercial farm Sun would be culled but we are a family farm and our animals are part of the family. This ewe gave us two very nice lambs last spring and deserves a second chance. After all we were not present with her when she needed us which may have made a difference.
We washed her up, milked out some of her colostrum and fed her some warm water with molasses and baking soda to keep her from shock. Her good friend Bell was in the lambing pen with her to keep her company through the whole event. Now they are both back in the flock enjoying the last of the seasons grass until winter comes. She seems to be doing fine, we are feeling a little closer to her as a result.
Last night as I was praying the Lord gave me a terrifying glimpse of the future facing some I know who are not resting their souls in a relationship with the Lord Jesus. I felt shame that I have not been more forthright in sharing with others the Gospel truths about eternal life I have come to understand. It is impossible to read the scriptures, especially the words of Jesus and not be aware of the uncomfortable reality about the choices we all have to make about one’s afterlife.
Eternity is forever and this life is very short, something you realize more as you get older and nearer the end. In this life we have been given the opportunity to workout the hope of an eternal life consisting of peace, joy and security or blunder into an eternity which may result in a life of suffering and sorrow or worse.
The terror that I felt is something I doubt I will easily forget. I am thankful for this revelation and am hoping my testimony here will stir those to consider the claims of Christ in the scriptures and respond by surrendering to His authority. I known from scripture and personal experience that He calls us to Himself. And I know He does this because of His great love for us. Perhaps today it’s your turn and He is calling you? The scripture says ” today, if you hear His voice do not turn away”. Please think about it, it is very important.