Mary Visits A Farm
By Mary Perrone Davis
Little Mary visits a farm with her parents, and she is concerned when she sees a heavy wooden yoke being placed on the neck of an ox. Mary’s parents explain that the work of pulling a plow is easier when two animals are yoked and pulling together. They use the opportunity to teach Mary that when we are yoked with Jesus, it means that He is always with us helping us bear the burdens of life. We only need to pray three simple words to summon His help, “Jesus, help me.”
Illustrations by Grace Metzger Forrest
MARY PERRONE DAVIS is a wife, mother, grandmother, Lay Carmelite, and Registered Nurse (working as a school nurse). Mary never planned to be an author. She was spending some quiet time outside on a women’s retreat when a butterfly landed nearby and her first book, “Mary’s Butterfly Garden,” was born. This was soon followed by her books, “Mary and the Fireflies” and “Mary Loves to Sing,” which teach children, and parents, to step out in faith to give back to God what He has given them. This latest book, “Mary Visits A Farm,” teaches children about the help God gives when they are yoked with Him. Mary hopes that her love of the Lord is reflected in her books and in her life, as she gives back to the Lord the gifts He has given her.