The Hay Bales

Submitted Anonymously

All the text said was, “God is good!” but the real miracle was because of who sent it.

Although I didn’t know much about Jack’s background, I sensed that he was once close to God, but for some reason, his faith in God took a hit.  I had been praying for Jack for quite some time, asking God to connect with him; never shying away from reminding him that God was still there and very real.  One day, he stopped by to explain the text.

Jack had a long-time hay supplier and was making arrangements to pick up his annual amount when he got a distressing phone call.  The supplier was baling Jack’s hay when all of the sudden his tractor caught on fire and burned up his 75-acre field.  Due to a rough winter, spring, and summer, hay in the area was scarce, and what little hay was available, was selling for five times the normal rate.  Jack was racking his brain trying to think of another source when the phone rang again.  This time is was from a former coworker that Jack had not seen or heard from in a long time.  She was facing some medical bills and trying to raise some extra cash when she thought of Jack and his horses.  She asked Jack if he could use about 20 large round bales of hay and Jack was more than grateful.  When he went to pick up the hay, she showed him another field of pristine brome hay and asked Jack if he would be interested in any of that.

Within 48 hours Jack went from having no hay and no hope for hay, to a three-year supply.  He also knew exactly where the hay really came from and he was ready to reconnect.

 “Faith is not faith until it is all you’re holding on to!”

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