Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Be Prepared

A young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the farmer asked for his qualifications, he said, "I can sleep when the wind blows."

This puzzled the farmer. But he liked the young man, and hired him.

A few days later, the farmer and his wife were 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 young man slept soundly.

The farmer and his wife then inspected their property. They found that the farm tools had been placed 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. 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. So when the wind blew, he was not afraid. He could sleep in peace.

If we can catch up in our lives with all of the things we are behind in, and prepare properly for things, then we will really learn to understand what sound sleep really is.

I am hoping for a good night's sleep some day (or night!).................


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the Story on Be Prepared. My Family and I can always use the Be Prepared Moto.
I am striving more and more everday to become more Prepared for whatever comes our way.
The Best Way I prepare is by Daily Praying to God and Reading his Word Daily. I also strive to Work on my Personal Relationship with God ,then with my husband, my children, my extended family, my friends, and then strangers.

Lisa said...

Oooh this is gooooood. Thanks for posting it.

Jerri said...

Hey Nancy--we had this story or one remarkably similar to it in a bed leather book of bedtime stories for children when I was growing up. Must have read the thing a million times. LOVED seeing it again.

Been missing you while I've been off galivanting. Glad to hear The Feller's getting a break, and you too.

enJOY, my dear. Have SO much fun, and then tell us all about it.