Little known fact: The maid who milked the livestock was the lowest servant in the house. To be a milking maid meant you were a person of such humility, containing a heart filled with serving-character that you would arise before the dawn to do the task appointed to you. My Lord preached a sermon on the mount, and in that speech He described eight blessings to be bestowed upon people of such character.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Are you a milking maid? You ought to be!