My Grandfather loved his land. He bought it from his Dad and had worked it for the major part of his life. We used to walk the property lines every Sunday and he would tell me stories of things that had taken place on this sacred piece of earth.
He knew that bounty was not something that you kept in a bank, nor was it a job that you worked nine to five. Real bounty was the gifts and blessings that flowed into your life through the generosity of the ground under your feet.
The green hills provided a place of shelter, a place to belong and call home. The fertile soil with the smell of life gave fruits and vegetables. The thick forest offered retreat and comfort, while the wide open plains offered opportunity for adventure.
The land, as my Pa called it, has already provided us with all that we need to live a life of peace and joy. Our Creator, created the Heaven and the earth and they are perfect creations, doing everything that they are supposed to do. From the Heaven comes wind, rain and the bright sunlight of day. While the earth gives us a place to live, nourishment for our body, minerals for our growth, jewels for our decoration and somewhere to go and something to do.
Everything that we need is either just above our heads or right under our feet. Stop looking past the horizon, when what you need is within your grasp. Bend down, pick up some dirt and think about the significance of what you are holding. Now think about what you are walking on, claim what you have been blessed with and be careful not to miss what your Creator has given you!