A Farmer’s Prayer

A visiting Pastor was attending a men’s breakfast in Farm County. He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that morning. After all were seated, the older farmer began.

“Lord, I hate buttermilk.

The Pastor opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.”

Now the Pastor was worried. However, without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on, “And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour.”

Just as the Pastor was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued, “But Lord, when you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em up, I do love fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we just don’t understand what you are sayin’ to us, we just need to relax and wait ‘till You are done mixin’, and probably it will be somethin’ even better than biscuits. Amen.”

Now that is a great illustration of our lives. Many times we do not like or appreciate the individual events that make up our circumstances. But the reality is that when they are all mixed together, there is great benefit.

Romans 8:28 states: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” God has a Plan. God has a Purpose. And we can trust a loving Heavenly Father to work it all out for our Good and His Glory. Amen!

Pressing On,

Pastor Tom – Phil 3:14