From a high above cloud God looked down,
At a farm below, and the white snow on the ground.
He saw his children who live in this place,
Had committed themselves to his word and grace.
Through good times and bad, God saw and knew,
This family tested, proving that they are honest and true.
When storms didn’t seem to end, and life was filled with doubt,
God didn’t leave, he was with them throughout.
The clouds can get heavy and cover the sun’s light,
Take comfort in knowing the clouds are his, and do not block his sight.
With a smile on his face, God listens, hearing each prayer,
Every moment seen, every cloud, God’s chair.
D.T. Hudson 2018
Farming is a tough business. Where I come from, we rely on honesty, hard work, and faith. You have little control over things such as the weather, market prices, disease, or other factors. You just have to do your best and hope that it is enough.
Even when those around us tend to take the path of lying, cheating, and stealing, it is important to remember that the path chosen is the one you own. You are not accountable to me. A wise person once said, “What cometh around, goeseth around”, or something like that.
It is easy to give up, cave in, or just quit when things seem like they are impossible. Whether it be a financial hardship, loss of a loved one, health issue, or just simply being wronged by another, it really is not your fight. Let the arrogance of another be their downfall as the path they chose leads nowhere but to darkness.
Whether you believe in God, Karma, or another higher power is not for me to judge. I think we can all agree that most things happen for a reason. We may not always like the situation, but typically we learn from it, and it works out for the best. Let your higher power take care of these things. Rock on people, rock on!
P.S. How cool are drone photos? Thank goodness no one decided to be close to nature and take an outdoor bathroom break!