Heart land

15 07 2011

I capture the image as we speed by, blurring corn stalks against red barn against blue sky, and I think about life — about people I don’t know. People who hope, dream, work, pray, pouring their lives into an Ohio farm. For one moment I share the gift, the beauty of this landscape, a collaboration between Creator and farmer, but they — whoever they are — this is their life, perhaps for generations, building barns and birthing babies, rising early, working hard, praying for sun and rain in season.

I fly past this sliver of humanity with roots reaching all the way to Eden, and I feel very small. Small and significant. These people I don’t know, they don’t know me, but we are kindred. Children of Adam, made in the image of God. Do they know they are loved?

We’ve been on the road the past few days from Texas to Ohio, passing through cities, small towns, and vast expanses green with soybeans and corn, or golden with wheat and oats. At All the Church Ladies today I share some thoughts about the people who live in these places, and in all places. I hope you’ll join me there.



2 responses

15 07 2011

love the photo!

15 07 2011

beautiful, love the color!

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