Farming is not a job, but a commitment. Recently, a relative called and was telling me about their vacation. After they related the enjoyable time they had there, they suggested we should go and visit this place. To which I responded, we have the farm. We can not leave, our livestock depend on us. It is a job that never ends, but a job that we love. How many people can say they have helped bring a new life into the world? To see the glory of God's creation. But for some reason we have to watch helplessly as that young, tender life slips away and those eyes once filled with life grow cold. It was not anything we did or did not do, this is the effect of sin in the world. There is life and there is death, that is farming, you see it all up close.
So you may ask yourself why do we endure all the heartache, the endless hours, the bone crushing work day after day?
Because we are farmers...
That is what we love to do. When the day is done and the sun has long set. That is the time to go out one last time and ponder the day. Think back on what has been accomplished that day, then reflect back over all the God has Blessed us with.
Then say "It is good"... and turn in for the night.
Paul Harvey, did a monolog in 1978 called: "So God Made a Farmer"
Ram Trucks turned it into a very powerful video. Please take a moment and watch it. It will bring a tear to your eye. But as you watch really listen to the words being said, if you do you will get a sense of what it is to be a farmer...