When the Wind Blows
Do you sleep when the wind blows?
A handsome young man applied for a job as a farmhand. When the old farmer asked
for his qualifications, he replied with an air of confidence "I can sleep when
the wind blows." The statement puzzled the farmer. But he liked the pleasant
looking young man nevertheless and hired him.
A few days later, the old farmer and his wife were rudely awakened in the night
by a violent storm. They quickly began to check things out to see if all was
secure. They found that the shutters of the farmhouse had been securely
fastened. A good supply of logs had been set next to the fireplace. The farm
tools had been placed neatly in the storage shed, safe from the elements. The
tractor had been moved into the garage. The barn was properly locked. Even the
animals were calm. The young man slept soundly. All was well. The farmer then
understood the meaning of the young man's words, "I can sleep when the wind
Because the farmhand did his work loyally and faithfully when the skies were
clear, he was prepared for the storm when it broke loose. So when the wind blew,
he was fearless. He slept in peace.
How does this apply to our lives?
In Time, it isn't the things you do, but the things you leave undone, which give
you a heartache at the setting of the sun.