Did you know that the story of Little Red Riding Hood is from Romanian folklore? The mountainous regions of Romania still have a high population of bears, wolves, and creatures that are higher on the food chain than livestock or people!
Because of the threat from predators, it’s common in Romanian villages to see cows meandering down the village streets, unattended by anyone, in the mornings and evenings. Cows are kept in pens behind the houses at night to keep them safe but when the sun rises the pens are opened the cows are set free to graze in the open fields.
People had been the prey of the enemy of God for thousands of years. But then the Son arose and that “pen” was opened and torn down for now, through Christ Jesus, all are free to accept God’s salvation and to join God’s kingdom; to graze in the open field and be safe both day and night. In John 8:36 (KJV) it says, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
That’s good news!