? A pre-harvest soaking reminds us that we can make our plans, but our future is in other hands.
Whether it?s extreme drought or, like this weekend, far too much rain at the wrong time, we are reminded again how much we can?t control not only the weather, but our plans, our livelihood and our future. With most of Marion County knocking on the door of what looked to be a very promising wheat harvest, the timing of Sunday night?s deluge couldn?t be more disheartening. At this writing, it?s too early to know if the rain is done or what effect it will have on the harvest once farmers are able to bring it in.
Rural communities are tied to the fortunes of ag producers. Our livelihood rises and falls with theirs. We stand together before a Creator who loves us but asks us to our trust in him for our well-being. ?DR