Thursday, May 20, 2010
Providence Farm Profundity
Son of My Right Hand (age ten) says with a lack of alacrity, "I run a non-profit organization." He is learning, along with his parents, that farming is hard work...especially organically. There is a reason those things cost more...they cost. Much time, great energy, occasionally blood, plenty of sweat and sometimes tears. It is a faith-building experience to rely upon the Providence of God. It is no small task to do things the way He intended, but ever-so much more rewarding. To know that the food placed before those hungry little souls is edifying physically can be edifying spiritually. It is a matter of good stewardship. We take that very seriously around here. The pay off comes later. We must be patient. We must put our hands to the plow, giving thanks to God for the ability to do so. We must learn our husbandry from The Husbandman. And when we have eaten and are full, we Bless His Name...Providentially.