"...If ye have faith as a grain of MUSTARD SEED, ye shall say unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be impossible unto you."
We went out and moved a mountain today.
This mountain was a combination of answered prayers:
our prayer was one of those that we didn't even think to pray,
but should have.
The lady whose mountain we moved
told my husband that we were a direct answer to her prayers.
I have a small plant business.
I make cuttings and divide my perennials in the summer and fall so that in the spring I can have a plant sale:
it is lots of fun and gives us a way to make a little extra money...
and gives me an excuse to buy some new plants.
(Gotta keep my varieties diversified to please the returning customers, right?)
But my potted green babies need to be kept warm all winter:
they need a layer of protection so their roots won't freeze.
We'd been getting leaves from the cemetery where my husband works,
but this year they decided to use them for composting there.
I'd advertised on Craig's List and got some, but not nearly enough;
I called the township and was relieved to find that they were willing to dump 2 truckloads of leaves for us.
My husband mounded up the plants for me
(such a helpful man!)
and then discovered that he could use the rest of the leaves to bed up the cows.
During the winter, about once a week, my Farmer has to put new straw in the barn for the cows to lie on. We usually end up having to buy bedding
(about $15 worth) a week.
That doesn't sound like much, but considering my grocery/household needs budgetted money is supposed to be about $100 per week, well, you can see that $15 is something.
So if we could use some leaves, that would help our budget.
But the leaves we'd been delivered were out in the open and when it rains, they won't be much good for bedding anymore. All of our buildings are used for storing machinery all winter: no room for a mound of loose leaves.
I thought we'd found a good idea.
As I was driving home the other day, enjoying the scenery...
I noticed a house in the woods with filled garbage bags lining it's driveway,
about 30 of them.
I happened to be on the phone with my Farmer right at that moment,
and told him about it.
The next day, he came home with a truck and trailer full of bagged leaves.
He told me that when he pulled up to ask,
the older lady told my husband that she'd prayed for a way to get rid of those bagged leaves...
and here he was.
She had another load for us today and will have one more tomorrow.
Funny, I hadn't thought leaves were worthy of prayer;
God is too busy, after all, isn't He?
Sometimes I think that way,
that I don't want to bother Him with my small menial things when He's got the world to run,
people's important problems to deal with.
And yet, He takes the time to show me He loves us,
He cares about our cows being warm for the winter;
He cares about an older lady with a yard full of leaves.
He cares about the small stuff.
There goes a truck full of answered prayers.
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