Life Lessons from the Mower, Part 2

It’s that time of year again! Things have turned so green and beautiful. All things are coming to life and growing especially the grass. When you live on an 87 acre farm, there are a lot of things to take care of including mowing. The part I mow takes me around 2 – 3 hours. That’s a lot of time to think!

Last August I blogged about life lessons we can learn from the zero turn mower. So, here are a few more:

  1. Keep your eyes open. There are many obstacles when you mow especially on a farm. Just like in life, you better keep your eyes open to be able to see what is coming in front of you.
  2. No that isn’t a big rounded mud pie! That dirt mound you see may be pretty and you may want to touch it, but if you get too close, you’ll see it is really fire ants! If you get too close, they will be on you and up your legs before you know it. Don’t think you can get close and just take a look. You will get burned. It’s the same with sin. We think we can just get a little closer, only to find we’re in it getting bit and burned.
  3. Don’t stick your hand in that hole. As I mow, I see so many holes. I’m talking big holes! Holes that are at least 6 inches in diameter. I often wonder what lives in there. Armadillo? Skunk? Big snake? Rat? Groundhog? But I’m not going to stick my hand in there! In life we often stick our hands (and noses) where they don’t belong.
  4. You better wear your boots, cause you’re gonna step in it! Yep. We wear our boots all around the farm. Not only to avoid snakes and all sorts of critters, but also to avoid stepping in something that is nature’s fertilizer. Poop! In life we step in it a lot. We say and do things that get us in deep poop with others and with God. Thankfully, we can take our boots off and wash them! As Christ followers we are continually being washed by Jesus’s blood. Thank God!
Duck Trace Farm, March 2020

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