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Preparation Time

This has been a very busy week on KTS farm, and so exciting. We were able to cross off 3 big items on our to-do –list. With help we were able to move the garden shed into its new home space. It looked so happy in its new home. It took 3 of us to make this happen. Vernon, a very good friend named Mark, and myself. Vernon was on the tractor ready to push the shed into place while Mark and I guided him and the shed along the way. This has taken us 3 years to do, so you can imagine how happy I was when it was finally done and ready to store our garden supplies.

Job number 2 was splitting wood. We had several huge hickory tree halves that had to be spilt with a wood splitter, which we do not own. Thank God for friends. Barry, a friend from Church, came over to Vernon and said “I hear you have been cutting up trees, from your neighbors. I can bring over my wood splitter and help you spit them”. So that is what we did 8:30 Tuesday morning. It took 3 hours to split all that wood, but when it was all said and done the wood shed was looking like winter. I could smell the hot coco and see the fire from the woodstove. It was such a wonderful feeling to see the wood shed filling up, and to know we will be ready for winter.

Job number 3 was our septic tank. With all the rain we had this past April our septic tank backed up and we had to have it pumped out. That was all fixed and done in April, but with that fix our yard was a big mess. Vernon’s thought was, we needed to have a riser so we don’t have to dig up the yard again. The past few weeks he has been building a riser to fit our septic, because our septic was an older one and they don’t make riser to fit ours. Vernon successfully was able to make one to fit and it is completely done. All ready for service.

This week during the busyness of each day it made me think about being ready. Ready for what? Everything we do on this farm is in preparation for the last days of this earth, until God tells His people to leave our homes and He will provide for us. We are told to get ready, but are we? We prepare all summer long for winter by preserving food, gathering firewood to keep warm during the long winter days. We make sure we have enough water stored away for the winter. We take great care to make sure all is ready, but do we take the same care in preparing for the last days. Or are we busy about our days in Babylon with no care for what is about to happen. God is coming and He is coming for a people that are ready.

Matthew 24:42-44, so you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected.

Preparation begins now not later. Be ready, watch and pray.

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