Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He
constantly advertised for hired hands. Mostpeople were
reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded
the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking
havoc on the buildings and crops. As the farmer interviewed
applicants for the job, he received a steadstream of

Finally, a short, thin man, well past middle age, approached
the farmer. "Are you a good farmhand?"the farmer asked him.

"Well, I can sleep when the wind blows," answered the little

Although puzzled by this answer, the farmer, desperate for
help, hired him. The little man worked well around the farm,
busy from dawn to dusk, and the farmer felt satisfied with the
man's work.

Then one night the wind howled loudly in from offshore.
Jumping out of bed, the farmer grabbed a lantern and rushed
next door to the hired hand's sleeping quarters. He shook the
little man and yelled, "Get up! A storm is coming! Tie things
down before they blow away!"

The little man rolled over in bed and said firmly, "No sir. I
told you, I can sleep when the wind blows."

Enraged by the response, the farmer was tempted to fire him
on the spot

Instead, he hurried outside to prepare for the storm. To his
amazement, he discovered that all of the haystacks had been
covered with tarpaulins. The cows were in the barn, the
chickens were in the coops, and the doors were barred. The
shutters were tightly secured. Everything was tied down.
Nothing could blow away.

The farmer then understood what his hired hand meant, so he
returned to his bed to also sleep while the wind blew.

MORAL: When you're prepared, spiritually, mentally, and
physically, you have nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the
wind blows through your life?

The hired hand in the story was able to sleep because he had
secured the farm against the storm. We, as believers in
Christ, secure ourselves against the storms of life by
grounding ourselves in the Word of God. We don't need to
understand, we just need to hold His hand to have peace in the
midst of the storms.

My friend, I hope you sleep well!


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