One of the good things about having a high schooler in track is that we get to travel all over Central IL in the family truckster.
Last night on the way home, there was a beautiful sunset and we got to see a few farmers out working late to get the ground ready for planting.
Every year I’m reminded on how much faith it takes to be a farmer.
You have to have faith in the seed, soil, rain, sunshine, weather, etc.
It could all get ruined in a tornado or hailed on or eaten by bugs or too hot or too cold or too wet or too dry. So many things could go wrong.
But overall, most of the time, if you put the in effort to try to do things the right way, there’s a harvest in the fall.
That’s true of a lot of our lives.
You don’t get tomorrow from exercising today.
You don’t get wealthy today by saving a few pennies.
You don’t build a great marriage by going a great date tonight.
The important values of life must be cultivated, with faith that it will all turn out in the end.
It doesn’t always work out (and almost always takes longer than we’d like), but it probably will.
Make it a great day.