I reckon it is an old question. Why are we always looking over the fence? Why do we live as if the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? Why can we not be content to live where we are and be who we are? Why are we always hunting some fence to climb, or tear down, so that we can experience life on the other side? It is a question as old as Adam and as recent as this morning. It is not just about cows, but about me, and likely others like me, as well. Why cannot we stay where we have been put? Why can we not be content with our life as God has given it to us?
Is it really true that there is something fundamentally wrong with us that drives us toward ego seeking instead of seeking after the way God has put in place for us? Is it really true that we are born flawed even though we are still wonderfully made? Is there really such a theological reality as original sin? The Scripture tells us that there is something within us which seems bent and determined to separate us from God making the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross a necessary act of atonement for us. This other side of the fence business is costly business. Jesus, Son of God, is the price for getting us back on the right side of the fence.