Friday, February 23, 2018 | ABJ
Farmer Brown’s pig enjoys eating ... in fact, that
is the one thing that he really spends a lot of time
doing. He can usually be found under the large oak
tree in the corner of Farmer Brown’s pig pen. He especially
likes it there because that part of the pig pen has
everything that he needs.
In the hot summer time, Farmer
Brown’s pig enjoys the shade of that
large oak. He can spend hours there in
the coolness of the shade of that tree.
Although he enjoys that shady spot a
great deal, he never bothers to look up
to see what makes the ground such a
good place to be.
Under that same tree is a big mud
hole that Farmer Brown’s pig wades
around in and lays down in several
times a day. The rain that falls from
the sky keeps it filled, but the pig never
bothers to look up and see where the
water comes from. He just enjoys the
In the fall of the year, he eats bushels
of acorns that fall from the tree. He
finds them on the ground and gobbles
them up without ever looking up to see
where they came from. He likes the
acorns. He uses them for his good, but
he never looks higher than the ground
on which he finds them.
Farmer Brown’s pig spends his time
enjoying his “blessings” without ever
looking up. He never thinks about
where all of those good things he likes
come from. We often laugh at him because
he is a pig, but when we fail to realize
that God is the source of the many
good and perfect gifts that come from
on high, we are much like the pig.
Don’t be guilty of only looking at
your blessings, without also looking
up to see where they have come from.
As God blesses us with all the things
we have, we should be willing to return
some of these blessings. Returning
to God a fair portion of our blessings
shows that we know where our blessings
come from and shows that we are
thankful to God for what we have been