|the scene two days later
I don't know who, but it was obvious that someone that knew how to organize people was leading the cleanup effort.
|A food tent was established
|A parking area was cleaned and established
|Heavy equipment and many hands were hard at it
|This was a farmstead two days ago
|71 years it took to build
|One moment to destroy
|Skill and training are needed to remove grain from damaged structures safely
|shinny grain bins are part of a farms beauty and pride
|a year's worth of work is stored inside
|This is not how you are suppose to move a "wet holding" bin
|Trucks, power, cranes, driveways, it all came together
|Wonder how that got there?
The verse in Ecclesiastes 3 comes to mind "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,......I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That every man may eat and drink, an find satisfaction in all his toil-this is the gift of God. .....".
There is also the story of how Job responded to the devastation that befell his family and property, a wealthy man wiped out in a single day, Job 1:20 "...Then he fell to the ground in worship and said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised."
These are not men to preach scripture to you, or lecture it in the streets, but they communicated their deep faith and understanding of life simply in their living and fortitude. The crowd that showed up in their time of need is testimony to how clearly they have lived among their neighbors. This is the stuff that makes a farm community and makes me proud to be a part of it.
On behalf of the families struck by this disaster I want to say "Thank you!" to the community that showed up helped and cared. It is this acting together that makes a person feel safe, secure, and at home. Thank you to everyone.