When I was 10 years old my dream was to work in the fields putting up hay. I was small for my age and really not strong enough to throw a bale up on the wagon, so they would allow me to drive the tractor while the bigger boys loaded the hay out of the fields and put it away in the barn. I could hardly wait until they would let me load the hay wagon.
Finally, the summer came when I had grown enough to have the strength to handle the hay bales. I was so excited because loading the bales paid twice as much as driving the tractor. The work was hard and dirty but I wanted all of the hours I could get. To pick up the bales in the field and put it in the barn was a team effort. There still had to be someone to drive the tractor, a couple of guys on the ground throwing the bales on the wagon, and someone on the wagon that could stack the hay so the most number of bales could be loaded on the wagon without it falling off.
Life is much like that. It takes different abilities and talents to work together as a team. People have different strengths in a number of life’s challenges. 1 Corinthians 12:27 says as individuals we all make up the body of Christ.
Do you think that there are times when our ability is to drive the tractor, but we are consumed with the desire to load the wagon; even though we do not have the strength to do it?
In the situation in which we find ourselves, we can remain content knowing our Heavenly Father is doing the heavy lifting and all we need to do is what we are capable of doing. Praying, believing, and keeping a positive attitude knowing that this to will pass.
We will be on live stream and Facebook at the Gathering Place Church WCH this Sunday at 10:30. Join us and be encouraged this Easter Sunday.
Pastor of the Gathering Place Church