Samuel 16:1,6-7,10-13; Psalm 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
A few years ago, at a Maryland livestock auction, a young woman named Susan rescued a newborn calf, which she affectionately named Bucket. Within minutes of bringing the calf home, Bucket discovered the family dog’s bed, where she immediately laid down and fell asleep. It was as if the calf said to herself, “This looks comfortable,” Susan recalled.
The next day, Colton, the family’s St. Bernard, and the calf began running and playing together like dogs. And the next thing Susan noticed amazed her. The animals were snuggling together. “It was so cute,” she said, “they were like two peas in a pod.” Five years later, the two are best friends, bonded for life. Bucket, now a full-grown adult cow, weighs more than 1,200 pounds. To see “eye-to-eye,” she kneels to get down on the St. Bernard’s level so they can nuzzle and groom each other. And just like the family dog, Bucket comes when Susan calls. She thinks of Bucket as her “grass puppy”…