Friday, March 23, 2012

When the Wind Blows--Are You Ready?

Do You Sleep When the Wind Blows?
Here's a quick little story with a great life lesson.

A handsome young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the old farmer asked for his qualifications, he replied with an air of confidence "I can sleep when the wind blows." The statement puzzled the farmer. But he liked the pleasant looking young man nevertheless and hired him.
A few days later, the old farmer and his wife were rudely awakened in the night by a violent storm. They quickly began to check things out to see if all was secure. They found that the shutters of the farmhouse had been securely fastened. A good supply of logs had been set next to the fireplace. The farm tools had been placed neatly in the storage shed, safe from the elements. The tractor had been moved into the garage. The barn was properly locked. Even the animals were calm. The young man slept soundly. All was well. The farmer then understood the meaning of the young man's words, "I can sleep when the wind blows ".

Because the farmhand did his work loyally and faithfully when the skies were clear, he was prepared for the storm when it broke loose. So when the wind blew, he was fearless. He slept in peace.

How does this apply to our lives?

In time, it isn't the things you do, but the things you leave undone, which give you a heartache at the setting of the sun.
Hatip to my friend and former classmate John Jones


Faultline USA said...

Love it! Sooo true.

Z said...

super story, Ticker...
Remember I posted my Sunday Faith Blog last week about "the grass is greener over there ...because somebody's watering it"

I think this applies to your wonderful point today.......we must do something to make our grass greener, to keep our barns safe.
Then we can sleep well....
What a gift that young man gave the farmer in hard work and loyalty.
We owe that to our God, too. Hard work and loyalty.

sue hanes said...

Ticker - This is a great story.

As with many things in life - I sometimes get them - and sometimes I don't.

So I took this to mean that the reason that I am managing to sleep through this - possibly the worst storm of my life - is that I was prepared for it.

At any rate - thanks Ticker.

You came through for me once again.

sue hanes said...

I like that - Z.

Hard work and loyalty.

Works for me.

Thanks - Z.