Who'll stop the rain?

God is in control.

My Husband and I had just started farming a cherry orchard together. A few days before our first harvest, it rained. The rain poured and poured, leaving split, damaged cherries. The cherries dropped to the ground, unusable.

After a few years of struggling with the sensitive cherries, my husband had an idea. With what little money we had, he bought old, unused, self-propelled sprayers and converted them into blowers. After each rain, we pulled them through the orchard behind our small tractors. The machines blew the rain off the cherries, deterring the splitting and saving our harvests. We were happy with the results, but we soon learned that this happiness needed to be grounded in more than a machine.

Help always at hand
August 23, 1999

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