Today's scripture picture takes me back to a sad day last Summer.
Arkansas was suffering extreme drought.
To say it was dry... was understatement.
Our grassland turned crispy brown under scorching sun.
Air stifled, pond stagnated and earth cracked hard.
Army worms and ravenous grasshoppers invaded every last morsel of leafy goodness.
Hay became scarce and luxury we could no longer afford to feed all Summer long.
We held on .... praying and trusting.
But sometimes you have to let go... and keep trusting... anyways.
As the gooseneck trailer backed up to the corral to take away the last of our herd two hearts broke. The buyer drove off with our cattle peering through slatted siderails.
Our herd..... no more.
As scorching days wore on..... we began to feel relief from this letting go.
And many weeks.. months... later... new opportunity came to buy 6 Momma cows, a bull, and even hay too.
The two baby heifers above... are testimony of God's provision and grace.
This little herd is growing...
and we give thanks.