Proverbs 1:8 “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
James looked across the field at the hundreds of chocolate brown cows. They looked so gentle and friendly, and he wanted to see one close up. He wondered if he could get close enough to touch one.
I wish we lived out here in the country, he thought. I never get to see cows in the city.
James climbed onto the wooden fence and let his legs dangle over the side. He could still hear Dad’s voice saying, “Don’t go over that fence, Son. There are bulls in there, and bulls aren’t very friendly.”
But Mom, Dad and Rebecca were inside the rented vacation cabin. They would never have to know . . .
Finally, curiosity got the better of him, and he hopped onto the fresh green grass. He could hear his heart pounding in his ears as he stepped slowly toward the nearest cow. She looked almost beautiful with her big brown eyes and shiny brown coat. He approached gently, not wanting to frighten her.
Suddenly, out of the corner of his eye, something caught his attention. Looking to the left, James saw him . . . a big, fierce-looking bull. Two sharp horns curled out of his head, and steam appeared to be coming from his nostrils and ears as he pawed the ground with his left front hoof. He snorted angrily, and James didn’t wait to see what would happen next!
He just ran. He had never run so fast in all his life! Reaching the fence, he slid under it just as Mama opened the door to call him in for lunch.