This, That, & the Other

This is a personal Christian blog by Marsha Roland, sharing thoughts and inspirations to encourage others.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Things Are Not Always What They Appear To Be

There were two farmers. One loved his Bible, reverenced the Sabbath, loved his Creator, and believed that He was a prayer-hearing and answering Father.
The other was an infidel, regarding all days alike; he plowed, sowed, reaped, and labored on the seventh, the same as on the other six days.When the harvesting was over, and the grain had all been gathered into the barns, the infidel's crop was found to be by far the largest, a hailstorm having visited his friend's farm, destroying the greater part of his grain.
"How now, neighbor Brown?" said the infidel, wishing to turn the joke upon his friend, "you kept the Sabbath, and what have you gained? An empty barn. I have worked on each day of the week alike, and see the result!" and he waved his hand toward his large and well-filled barn.
His neighbor quietly replied, "Friend Gray, God does not settle all His accounts in October."

From: Advocate and GuardianSource: Signs of the Times, Copyright (c) January 18, 1883, Pacific Press,