Farm Girl Note
On a fine, but hot, summer day I was nearly at the end of my hike to the hen house to do my evening chores. In one hand I had dog food (for the Great Pyrenees Guard Dog on post) and an egg basket, while the other hand was sometimes occupied by John David’s little hand. He was more often diverted by a big cricket hopping in front of him or a pretty flower… As I walked a long with the little blond head bouncing next to me I stopped to turn on the pump for the hens, in my momentary pause John scampered on to the hen house, “No harm” I thought as I kept going.
When I got to the hen house I fed and petted the dog, and also fed and watered the chickens. I then looked around the house hastily for John but he was nowhere to be seen… as I hurried up to the chicken house door I saw a small boot disappearing through the small chicken door (the tiny one cut out for the chickens to use!). I got to the door and carefully opened it and there, proudly standing in the middle of the chicken house, with happy hens clucking around him, stood John with a huge smile spread across his face. He reached up to me with a brown egg in his hand and as I looked at him he cheerfully sang “EGGS!” I caught him up in a big hug and then we finished collecting the other eggs “heggs” he says, and carried them home. As I went along I pondered on that little scene.
The thought came to me of how so many little kids and even adults do not know where their food comes from. Of course if you ask an adult where milk or eggs came from they would say cows or chickens, but do they really know how those chickens live or what they are fed? I am very thankful for all that I know, but it is saddening and scary at how the industry has really been able to hide the truth behind faux happy stories and pretty pictures. We all know it’s not all glamor and fun out there in the world of industrial food production. There are some hidden secrets that we should know.
Now I am not a food freak, but I have been educated in the truth. The Lord has given us amazing bodies and he has also given us the choice on how to take care of them! I strive and hope to keep my body nourished and strong so that wherever God calls me I can go and serve Him. Keeping our bodies in a state of fitness and energy is necessary so we are equipped for life’s challenges! I am so thankful for the good real nourishing food our family is blessed to raise. I know it is helping us to all grow healthy and strong.
It is wonderful to know that our chores, all the sacrifices and hard work, help so many other families become healthy and strong too.
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ…” 1 Corinthians 5:20. We are God’s lights to shine in the darkness. Be strong and of good courage! More important than being mighty in body is being mighty in spirit! Remember:
HE WILL NEVER DIE HE WILL NEVER FAIL YOU! JUST TRUST AND HAVE FAITH IN HIS MIGHTY POWER!
FOR HE HAS SAID I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE NOR FORSAKE THEE!
Timmy grilling our delicious dinner!