This morning let me share a story with you that my parents shared with me. Growing up in Iowa we knew an awful lot of farmers, and sometimes country wisdom can teach us some great lessons.
The story was about a preacher who was asked to speak at a men’s breakfast in a rural farming community. As the program began an older farmer in bib overalls was asked to give the prayer for the breakfast.
His prayer began, “Lord, I hate buttermilk.” The visiting preacher opened one eye and glanced at the old farmer wondering what he would say next.
The old farmer loudly proclaimed, “And Lord, I hate lard.” Now the preacher was getting concerned.
Without missing a beat the old farmer continued, “And Lord, you know I don’t much care for raw white flour.”
The preacher again opened his eye and looked around the room and saw that he wasn’t the only one who was feeling uncomfortable.
But then the farmer added, “But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits.”
“So Lord, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, and we don’t understand what you are saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you’re done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits.
Today it seems like there is a lot going on that we just don’t understand, but relax and remember God is still mixing.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.