The Old Farmer And The Prayer
There once was a preacher that was invited to attend a men’s breakfast in East Bell County. As they all set down, the visiting preacher asks one of the impressive older farmers if he would say grace before they ate.
The old farmer stood, everyone bowed their heads and the old farmer began. He said, “Lord, I hate buttermilk.” The preacher opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard!” Now the preacher was overly worried.
However without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on, “And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour.” Just as the preacher was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued. “But Lord, when you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em up, I do love fresh biscuits.
So lord, when things come up we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we just don’t understand what you are sayin’ to us, we just need to relax and wait till You are done mixin’, and probably it will be something even better that biscuits. Amen.”
Do you think that is what Paul is talking about in Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”