Monday, July 16, 2012

Crop Report

Each week I try to post a "crop report" on Facebook of the same field of corn south of our house.  The crops have been way ahead of the normal and looking beautiful!   Friday night I took this picture without realizing at the same time that most of our soybean fields and some of our corn fields were getting hammered by hail.  We didn't get any here, but Frost and Blue Earth and Dell all got... anyway...this was my journal entry Saturday night:

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."  Romans 15:13
(my memory verse for this week)

Each spring we farmers plant seeds of corn and of soybeans with the hope they will grow and result in a bountiful harvest.  If we didn't have hope in that seed...we'd never bother to plant it.  But that hope can be dashed in one 5 minute hail storm or strong wind or sweltering heat wave or lack of rain or even too much rain.
But the hope we have in Jesus can never let us down because Jesus himself can never let us down.  We can put our complete trust in Him knowing He and His Word are truth.  
Yesterday we found out that hail damaged a part of every field of beans we have plus some of the corn fields.  We no longer have that hope for a bumper crop.  But we still have that hope in Jesus!!  He alone can give us peace and joy as we go through trials and still put our trust in Him!  He IS our hope!!

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