This morning it was 7 degrees in Hillsboro. Our son David had 0 in Saint Louis and a friend near Joplin, MO had 2 below zero.  Many in south Texas had snow and ice.

Through all this cold weather, God provides for us as well as livestock.

For a newborn calf to be born and survive when it is 14 degrees is a miracle. The calf has to start nursing immediately to survive. The cow has colostrum which provides the calf with special nourishment when it starts nursing. If God can provide for a baby calf, He can provide for our needs.

As Jesus said:

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns: yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” 

Matthew 6 vs 26

When taking care of the cattle in cold weather, the cattle have to be fed hay and some high protein feed such as cotton seed, syrup, or cubes. Ice has to be broken on ponds, so the cattle can get water. If a newborn calf does not get up and nurse, we take it in to a warm area and feed it. We use our auction sound truck to move the baby calves.

While checking the cattle this morning, not only were the cattle at the feed trough eating hay, many birds and three wild turkeys were there as well. God has provided for all of these.

Pease pray for State Trooper Damon Allen’s family. Trooper Allen went to be with the Lord after a traffic stop in November in Freestone County.

If you need encouragement, these scripture passages provide promises.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your path.

Proverbs 3:5-6

>Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

Ephesians 3:20

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I and your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go

Joshua 1:19

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May God bless you and keep you,

Alvin Kaddatz

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