Dear Friends,

There was a farmer who had lived on the same farm his entire life.  It was a good farm, but even so, as this farmer got older he couldn’t stop wondering, “Is there something better for me?”  One day he decided to take the plunge.  He would find a new and a better farm.

He listed his farm with a realtor who prepared an advertisement.  It was written truthfully, but with an emphasis on all the good features of this particular farm: ideal location, modern equipment, healthy stock, acres of fertile ground, dependable irrigation, high yield on crops, well-kept barns, nice two-story house on a hill above the pasture.

When the realtor called the farmer to get his approval on the ad, the farmer said:  “Hold everything!  I’ve changed my mind.  I don’t want to sell.  I’ve been looking for a place just like that my whole life!”

Paul says, “I have learned the secret of being content” (Philippians 4:12).  Have you?

In Christ,