The Way It Was – & Still Ought To Be
Recently a friend posted something on Facebook that was too good to not share.
This is all that’s left of an old barn I wanted to scavenge off of. Sadly it’s too far gone. I walked around it and imagined it in its day. Imagined a rooster crowing at sunrise . Imagined the old man in overalls making his way down to it with a milk pail in his hand. I could almost hear the jersey cow softly moo as he led her around and got her in place. Hear the milk stool creak under his weight as he sat down and began to milk. The first streams of milk ring out in the morning light when they hit the bottom of that empty pail. See the tom cat jump from the loft after a night of chasing rats. The little calf in its stall bellows lowly as if to tell the old man to leave some milk for it. Finally I imagine the old man hanging his stool back up and hear the hens fuss as he reaches in their nest for the morning eggs. He cuts off a piece of salt pork that hangs in the smoke house and heads back to the house. He can smell the biscuits now and his stomach growls a little as he anticipates the hearty breakfast his family is about to enjoy. All made from the work of their hands and by the blessings of God. It worries me a little as I ponder about a generation we have raised that wouldn’t even know how to start to do any of the things done back then. All the knowledge and convenience we have gained has come at the cost of all the knowledge and self preservation we had. – Randy Carter
And He told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man was very productive. “And he began reasoning to himself, saying, `What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?’ “Then he said, `This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. Luke 12:16-21
Abundance is good – He promises that. He also instructs sharing what we have. Not just building bigger barns, more volume but helping people. It’s what we’ve been blessed to help with the sponsorships – reaching others.