January 17, 2021 10:59 AM
There was an elderly farmer who owned a large property fully paid.
His property spanned a great distance and I found myself working along side strangers to build a Farm from the ground up. I was in charge of building my very first Chicken enclosure. While others planted crops and some plowed the fields. The sky was gray it didnt look like a particularly warm day and we all knew we had to provide a warm shelter for the farm animals.
I wanted to try my hand at building the chicken coup but having no experience in woodwork I felt uncertain. The farmer knew about everything and instructed us if we needed a hand. Once I was shown what to do I greatly enjoyed my work and couldn’t wait to admire the finished project knowing everyone would have a place to sleep and eat. Then a government official came who tried to drive us off the property. He insisted the Farmer owed more taxes if he intended to house a community of more than 6 people on his farmland. I was scared of loosing our shelter and began to worry about how we would survive with all these dependent creatures relying on us.
The Farmer however was no worried and just laughed. He told us that these oppressors had attempted to intimidate him all his life. But they knew that no law they tried to enforce would succeed in stopping the work we were doing . Regardless of how high they raised the taxes owed the Farmer brushed them off by telling them he would get to his debt after our work was finished sometime in December perhaps. The Government official got irately furious insistent to demand the price set immediately.
However the Farmer continued to laugh shrugging the angry man off. He smiled at me and instructed I finish the fence surrounding the chicken coup as planned and to just ignore the empty threats of the worldly government that was not part of Gods laws. I then spotted more stray cats and dogs on our property that appeared very sick. My heart reached out to them and I brought them food and clean water. One kitten was blind in one eye and its fur was shaggy. I knew this kitten wouldn’t survive but I was instructed to just keep it warm,clean and as comfortable during its last days. Food was scarce but we still managed to comfort each of the new lost strays. Deep down I knew we had given our best , despite the fact alot of strays would die. They were safe with us and died knowing they were loved.