“On a Monday morning, if you ask a farmer what he plans to do for the week, he’ll look at you as if you’re crazy,” says David Kline, an Old Order Amish bishop in central Ohio. “He knows that it all depends on the weather.” He laughs. “I like that about farming. God makes us aware of our limitations though weather.”
I’ve been thinking about David’s words as our September temperature skyrockets to 112 degrees. (That’s not a typo!) It’s so hot that stores have closed, events are canceled, the roads are empty, and everyone has been warned to not use much electricity (Sad! No air conditioning). It’s similar, I suppose, to a snow day. A gift of time. An awareness of nature’s power and our own limitations.
When has there been a time in your life when you had to slow down? And how did it benefit you?