"He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
Matthew 12:11-12 NIV
On Sunday morning, a good friend on a neighboring farm rang our house shortly before we were to leave for church. This particular farm had a sheep, and the farmer was having trouble getting a lamb out. Our former wwoofer, Jacob, was in town visiting us for the weekend, so he and JB drove over to the farm and tried, unsuccessfully to try to get the lamb out. Unfortunately, it was just too large, and despite the vet coming over and trying to do a c-section, they lost both the mom and the baby.
However (and you can't make this stuff up if you tried) I couldn't help but be dumb-founded when I went to church on my own with the kiddos and heard our pastor ask us to open our Bibles to Matthew 12:11. Of all the scriptures he could have shared that morning! In fact, had JB chosen not to go over and try to help, can you imagine the guilt he would have felt sitting in the service!
Either way, moments like these make me so thankful for my new life. It's a different life and a fairly unpredictable one, but it's a blessed life. Spring is an amazing time. Our geese are sitting on a nest of at least 15 eggs! Our sheep mamas are getting big and look VERY pregnant, and we know our dogs have mated and are hoping that the end of April bring some little Aussie puppies our way. (If you are interested in a pup, let me know!) It's a time of new life and new growth, and pretty crazy coincidences!