Agriculture sustains life. If not for the products of the land or the produce of the trees and fields how would humans and animals live? This gives us abundant life. Who created it all? God. He’s the master provider and protector. It’s all part of His perfect design.
What is That Perfect Design?
John 10:10b. Jesus states, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. “NASB John 10:10b-11
As a rancher it is reassuring to know that Jesus gives us the perfect example of a what it means to be a protector and provider for everything under our care or watch. Through the provisions given to us on the ranch we are able to have abundant life here on earth and an abundant life is in store for us in heaven.
As we protect and care for the people, animals and land He has put in our care we also count our many blessings . . . fruit from our trees; raising beef with value, quality and consistency; the beauty of the many flowers on our hillsides and around our homes; and the blessing of family and friends with whom we work alongside. This is our abundant life here on earth.
How do we protect and provide for everything He has given us so we can enjoy our abundant life? Colossians 3:23 tells us how, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”