This week has been one unlike any other. Oklahoma weather has seemed to be chilling in the low 90’s for what feels like months on end, but within the last seven days Pendleton jackets came out, the cows needed hay and truck heaters cranked on full blast. As a senior in high school my schedule seems to be more relaxed as I don’t start class until the afternoon, this gave me the chance to wake up and sit at the kitchen table with a cup of coffee in hand (primarily creamer of course), staring out the window that faces a pen of cows close to giving birth and a tree that somehow occupies no birds. Sitting here on this 40 degree morning with Christmas music in the background, I spent time reflecting on change. The weather change that will bless our family with much needed time tending to the herd or tending to each other as fire place conversations are just around the corner, the change in holidays as Halloween and Thanksgiving will fly on by bringing the ultimate celebration of Christ and the change in heart as I am learning to accept the seasons. As people of this world we fear change, we find ways to stay in the now and hold tight to what we have within our grasp; but as followers and friends of religion we are taught that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, he will be with us through every joyous moment or time of great trial. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says “For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” As advocates of agriculture we must embrace the seasons and take every opportunity to glorify our God and our organization. Whether the barn needs repairs or plants need picked before the next cold front I hope you’re holding tight to the promises of The Lord and finding peace in his name.
– Agvocate in Action, KC