Wednesday Wisdom 🙂
Scripture for today’s Wednesday Wisdom comes from Luke 6: 19
“Everyone tried to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone.”
The New Testament is full of stories that demonstrate the power of Jesus’s draw. His heart, full of unconditional love, worked as a magnet toward many. Two things happened on the farm this week that caused me to further focus my thoughts on the concept of the draw.
- I attended an educational summit on low stress cattle handling put on by the PAC Veterinary Consultants
- I took a group of yearling steers from the Lazy YN Ranch to our spring grass pasture by Willow Island, NE.
As a cattle handling tool, the draw acts like a magnet — inspiring movement toward something meaningful. The draw pulls cattle in a certain direction in an orderly and calm fashion. It provides an incredibly effective tool when you need to move your animals from one place to another.
Creating the draw takes a little bit of homework because it serves as an inspiration for cooperation rather than a forceful submission. I want my animals to naturally follow my leadership because this is how we are able to create a harmonious partnership on the farm. It takes trust and understanding, as well as patience and empathy.
While it is likely a bit unorthodox, I tend to draw parallels from being a cattle caregiver into my own faith. Just as I lead my animals, God leads me. He draws me in as we travel the journey together. It is a natural draw that inspires my cooperation rather than a forceful submission. As I abide in Him, we are able to move forward together.
My “cattle trail” is not a perfectly straight line, as I falter at times, but the draw seems to always bring me back. One of the things that fascinates me the most about the New Testament stories of Jesus’s draw is his ability use goodness to draw others into faith. Luke reminds us that everyone wanted to touch Jesus because of his healing power. That healing power was not just a physical one — rather it was one that also touched the soul.
- Have you ever come in contact with someone who radiates joy?
- Is there someone who consistently brightens your day and inspires you to mature in your perspective?
None of us are blessed on earth with the ability to physically touch Jesus, but we can receive His love and guidance through our relationship with the Holy Spirit as well as other people that we meet along the journey.
Perhaps we can all receive healing as we share God’s love together.
There is no greater gift than love.
There is no greater draw than the joy and hope that come from living in faith.