Malachi 4:2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.
Apparently baby cows have some serious leaping skills. What exactly does that mean? Can you imagine a calf slam dunking a basketball? “Wow, that cow’s got some serious hops!” It’s moo Jordan! Or maybe it means that she could jump over vaults like a show horse. I can almost hear the announcers now: “A perfect score for caramel the calf, Frederick. Just stellar jumping skills, indeed.” Well, neither of those two ideas seem very feasible. So what is this leaping calf business all about?
Well maybe it has to do with healing. Imagine a calf trapped in a stall. That poor little guy is cramped in there with no where to go. No running, no jumping, no playing… no life. It is trapped waiting for life to begin. But then the door flings open and out he goes. He goes running and jumping freely without inhibition. It’s like those little calf legs have never been fully used, but now they are running wild. It’s the picture of freedom and it’s the picture God used for those He would bring healing to.
The sun of righteousness will rise with healing! You see, the Son of God has risen with healing. And His healing is for you, for those who revere His name. He wants to set you free like a calf that has been trapped in a cage. When He opens the gate of life and healing, you will go running around free. You will prance around the field like a foolish calf dancing before the Son. But you won’t care because you are healed. His healing is here; He has opened the gate. Receive it today! Get moooooving already!
*Are you living trapped in the stall or leaping in the meadow?