A fellow slid his car off a road and ended up in a ditch. A farmhouse was nearby so the motorist asked the owner if he had a tractor he could borrow to get his truck back on the road.
“Nope, but I got my mule, Blue,” said the farmer.
“I doubt a mule is strong enough to pull my truck out.”
“You don’t know Blue,” said the mule’s proud owner.
So Blue was hitched to the truck. “Pull, Blue!” The truck didn’t move. And the farmer then called out, “Pull, Elmer!” The truck moved a little. Then the farmer yelled, “Pull, Biscuit,” and the truck was free.
“Thank you so much,” said the truck owner. “But I have a question. You called your mule by three different names. How is that?”
“Simple,” said the farmer. “Blue is blind. And if he thought he was the only one pulling, your truck would still be in the ditch!”
One nice thing about living in a small town is that when I don’t know what I’m doing, someone else does
Thought for the day
“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone” (Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG).
All of life is important to God, and you can’t separate your Christianity from your work, just as you can’t separate your Christianity from your life.