Why Was He Born?
CattleforChrist Elijah 81398, was without question the very best bull of any breed that I have ever seen—and I have seen a lot of them around the country and around the world. This Angus bull had it all; pedigree, performance, confirmation, soundness, EPD package, carcass evaluations, temperament, fleshing ability, thickness, depth, and was as long as a freight train! His calves were better than any from our other sires (natural or artificially inseminated). Yep, he had it all, yet after just one calf crop, he got sick and died.
Elijah was no ordinary bull, neither was His name, but that too had a purpose. He was owned by an unusual entity, in the cattle business anyway. All the proceeds he generated (and over $250,000.00 was on the table when he died), would all go to an unusual cause; not to pad someone’s pocket, but it would all be used to meet the spiritual and physical needs of men, women and children all around the world. Elijah literally and legally belonged to the Lord, all the income he generated would go to the Lord’s work, yet he lived just long enough to calve one small calf crop, then he died.