Consider the Farmers

As we try to wait patiently for the coming of the Lord this Thanksgiving, we must consider the farmers as the Bible instructs to do.
First off… Farming takes so much patience.

Waiting for the snow to melt.
Waiting for the ground to thaw.
Waiting for the mud to dry.

Then it’s time to quickly plant…. and then wait some more.

Waiting for the rain to fall.
Waiting for the rain to stop.
Waiting for the sun to shine.
Waiting for the plants to grow.
Waiting for the plants to ripen.
Waiting for dry weather so you can quickly harvest.

Farmers can’t control the sun.
Farmers can’t control the clouds.
Farmers can’t control the rain.. or the hail, or the snow.

Farmer can’t even control the plants.
They must trust that they will grow. And they do.
That’s what God made them to do.

Farmers aren’t God.
They must simply monitor the conditions, prepare, and act when it is time.
Most of all, they must be patient… just like we must be.

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