The Blue Cow

Strangely, a blue cow eats green grass and produces white milk. It is strange and highly improbable that you will see a blue cow, but it would stand out and be remarkable if you do.

The Bible has a story of a blue cow named Lazarus who lived, died, and was resurrected by Jesus. Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha, were close friends of Jesus, who previously had been a guest in their home.

When notified of Lazarus’s severe health problem, Jesus told His disciples, “Lazarus, our friend, has just fallen asleep. It’s time that I go and awaken him.” When they heard this, the disciples replied, “Lord, if he has just fallen asleep, he’ll get better.” Jesus spoke about Lazarus’ death, but the disciples presumed he was talking about natural sleep. Then Jesus made it plain to them, “Lazarus is dead.” (John 11:14)

When Jesus and the disciples arrived, He was told that Lazarus was dead, but if he had come earlier, Jesus would have healed him. But that would not be a blue cow. Jesus did the remarkable and raised Lazarus from the dead.

We don’t see blue cows today because our eyes are closed. We must ask God to open our eyes to see the improbable—the blue cow. The Bible tells the story of Elisha’s prayer being answered in 2 Kings 6. God opened his servant’s eyes to see an angelic army with horses and chariots of fire protecting them.

Sometimes, you find blue cows in places you least expect. You see them in a burning bush, a talking donkey, a fiery chariot, and a no-name good Samaritan. Blue cows reveal what we consider improbable, yet God reveals it as possible.