Living on Sunday Morning Feedings Will Starve You to Death

by Kevin on March 6, 2012

Hooley sat on his horse sippin’ a hot cup of coffee. It was brandin’ season and they were waitin’ on enough light to begin. In the stillness of the morning, Hooley turned to Kane and asked, “You still goin’ to that little church you bragged on so much last year?”

Kane took a sip of his own coffee and grimaced at the strength of the coffee. “Naw, I quit goin’ after a couple of months. That preacher ran out of feed ‘bout that time.”

Hooley nodded and then seemed to change the subject.

“I took in a horse one time that had been stall raised. I was tryin’ to help a fella out that was down on his luck and couldn’t afford the alfalfa hay anymore.” Hooley took another sip of the strong coffee and grimaced also.

“Anyways, that horse had 800 acres of good grass to eat and it durn near starved to death.”

Kane looked up, sensing a connection to the previous conversation and asked, “What was the matter with it?”

“Everything that horse had ever eaten and come from a man’s hand,” Hooley said. “I always fed the horses on Sunday just so I could get a good look at ‘em and make sure they was alright. The other horses were fat and healthy while the new horse nearly starved to death because he expected to just stand there and get fed instead of goin’ out and eatin’ what God had provided.”

“Alright Hooley! You’ve cornered me so go ahead and give it to me.”

“God’s message of his love for us is everywhere; not just in a preacher’s mouth. Look over there at that sunflower. It’s a waitin’ on the sun to come up just like we are. When we get done brandin’ this evening, that little flower will have preached a sermon no preacher could ever duplicate.”

“Oh, yeah? What sermon would that be?”

“It will have kept its face towards the Son all day long. Which is more than I can probably say about a couple of old sorry cuss’ like us.”

“Amen,” said Kane. They both leaned over and put their tin cups on the toolbox of the truck and rode off towards the pens.

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:7-10


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  • You got a way with words, Kevin. Thanks!

    • Kevin

      Right back at ya amigo!!

  • Jessica (A_GypsyCowgirl)

    Love this one!

  • Billy Williams

    muey bueno

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