Cows. Yes, I said cows. Sleek, fat black cows caught my eye as I drove toward the home of a dear friend an hour’s drive from my city.

A herd of cattle seemed to be wandering aimlessly through some of the most beautiful young green wheat fields I have ever seen. Rain and cooler weather have helped produce a bumper crop, and in these fields, the cattle had been released to graze. And there they were, doing what cattle do.

Now I am not intending to suppose what cows think, but it was almost as if most of the herd was bunched up in the corner of the field, wondering what to do next, just looking at one another!

I drove on, praising God for the beauty I had seen spread across the landscape for miles. Thanking God for His provision of food in creation and enjoying the changing shades of green caused as the wind danced across the fields.

And then there they were . . . three cow heads, contently looking around above the wheat. Their bodies immersed, almost as if swimming through green waters.

These cows were not wandering aimlessly but rather lying still in the midst of the lavish feast spread around them.

In the midst of my days, I wonder if I pause often enough to immerse myself in God’s provision. To give thought, worship and glory to my Creator. To enjoy the beauty around me. To sink into God’s provision of grace and strength that surrounds me . . .

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NASB

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. Jude 24-25 NASB