When you don’t understand

There are so many things going on that we don’t understand, such as all the rain that is inundating Texas right now. I have been praying as I watch the heartbreaking stories of people trying to be rescued and having people that I know in the midst of it all. I have been praying for them. I had been watching the news when I opened my email and there was one that I want to share with you, when you read it you’ll understand why. I don’t know who wrote it, so I can’t give credit to them but whoever it was got it right and I say thank you for letting me use it.

A visiting Pastor was attending a men’s prayer breakfast in farm country.  He ​asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that ​morning.  After all were seated, the old farmer began.  “Lord, I hate buttermilk.

The Pastor opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.”
Now the Pastor was really worried.  However without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on.  “And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour.”

Just as the Pastor was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued.
But Lord, when you mix’em all together and bake’em up, I sure do love those fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we just don’t understand what you are sayin’ to us, we just need to relax and wait ’till You are done mixin’, and probably it will be somethin’ even better than fresh biscuits. Amen.”

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