Harvest time

A friend of mine is one of the few that has had a good corn
harvest this year. He planted early and
worked really hard. Even the rains
ending early weren’t a problem for him. 

 His field is about 10 miles from his house, and he just has
a bike to bring the corn home, so he was doing it little by little. He built a shelter out of straw and temporarily
put the corn that he’d harvested in there. He needs it to feed his family until next year.

 Then someone’s big pigs huffed and puffed and blew his
shelter in – and ate a lot of his corn. You can’t blame people for not keeping their animals penned up-the soil
is so poor here that they just graze wherever they can find something to
eat. Unfortunately for my friend the
pigs found his corn, even though he didn’t do anything wrong.

 “Don’t store up treasures here on
earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in
and steal.
6.20NLT Matthew 6. Store your
treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not
break in and steal.”
6.21NLT Matthew 6. 

 I think of these verses every time
mold, termites, weevils or mice destroy my stuff. It happens all the time. But I’m not complaining. They can’t get at my stock of canned green beans,
so I’ll have plenty to eat. I’m blessed.

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