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WHAT DOES A MOUNTAIN LOOK LIKE FROM AN EAGLE’S EYE?



When I was a child my Dad pastored a country church in Clemont County, Ohio.

Our garden was an important part of our life. We ate from the garden fresh food, and in the winter we had canned food.

We were working in the garden, planting Hickory Cane corn. We made the rows, and planted the seeds and covered just as dad said.

Mom came out of the trailer and told Dad of an emergency call, and Dad had to leave. Dad told me to plant the rest of the corn seed, make a new row, and plant it until all the seeds were planted.

I made one row, and planted it. I made another row and planted it, and the TV beckoned me. I dug a hold and dropped the whole brown paper bag of seed corn

in the edge of the garden, covered it up with dirt, and I went to watch TV.

A few weeks later Dad came in and was very mad at me.

I did not understand? Why? What did I do? I forgot?

Dad took me out to the edge of the garden and pointed to a big clump of green.

The corn grew and its little green fingers raised up to testified of my laziness and lack of planting.

It seemed like there was on million green leaves pointing to heaven.

I was caught! Be sure your sins will find you out.

Dad said: Son, that was to feed our family this winter. Now we might not have a lot of corn to can.

Dad said, Son, if the family goes hungry this winter it is your fault.

Wow, this was heavy on a 6th grade boy. I was so shamed.

Several times I went to that mound of dirt and prayed and I asked God to please not make my family suffer hunger because I was lazy.

See, as I was planting the seed, I saw seed, I never saw food in the winter for my family.

God was kind, we did not suffer hunger, but I learned a valuable lesson.

YOU CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE HUNGRY TO PLANT A GARDEN!

WHAT I DO TODAY, WHAT I PLANT TODAY WILL HAVE A GREAT EFFECT ON MY TOMORROWS.



A. What is the difference between a mountain and a mole hill?

The bottom line is --- HOW MUCH DIRT?

Our God reigns over molehills and mountains.

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