Thursday, July 28, 2016

Farm Fresh Corn

John and Beth are really into fresh fruits and vegetables right from the farm, farm co-ops.
At least I think they still are.

Oliver sat on the back steps and shucked an ear of corn for the very first time. They took a video of him and during it, I heard him say HARD. Yes it wasn't easy for him, but it was worth the hard work.

Life is like that. It isn't always easy, but it is worth the hard work. With a good work ethic, one reaps monetary rewards and also a good self esteem. Go Oliver.

Studying the Bible this morning, one passage I'd read several times came alive for me. It was in II Chronicles 32. You see King Hezekiah, who had been faithful to God was facing an enemy who was marching to war against his people.

In verse 5, "he worked hard repairing all the broken sections of the wall and building towers on it. He built another wall outside that one and reinforced the terraces of the City of David. He also made large numbers of weapons and shields."

Then in verse 6, "He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them before him in the square at the city gate and encouraged them with these words: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

Verse 22:, "So the Lord saved Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib king of Assyria and from the hand of all others. He took care of them on every side."

Does anything in verse 5 remind you of anyone who is running for president now? 
What does Trump want to build? What does he want to strengthen? Our armed forces? And what does he want us to do?  Be courageous? See what I mean? Very interesting.

And what did God do? He saved them from their enemy. 

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