While at work today, I ran across a neat video. Now, keep in mind I grew up on the farm and am passionate about my “roots”! And, I like to share little agricultural tidbits here and there because for my friends who don’t come from an agricultural background, there is a lot they like to know about where their food comes from.
So, for those of you interested in seeing a little farmer pride, here is a sweet video some Kansas farm guys created to showcase their daily lives…in a way that is more glamorous for those of you who think farm work is boring 😉 (disclaimer: I AM IN NO WAY PROMOTING THE ORIGINAL SONG HERE. I have never heard the original words to the actual song, and from what I understand, do not want to hear them. I am sharing this because these guys created a realistic view of agriculture in a short video…and did a GREAT job! This is a wholesome version.)
I just have to say congratulations to these guys. They took something they are passionate about, put quite a bit of work into making a fun portrayal of their realistic, everyday job. Not only that, but they cleverly inserted video of some year-round farm activities. So instead of doctoring up what farm life is really about, they left the raw view…and made a video that is going viral.
They are so passionate about agriculture, and enjoy it, that they are spreading their message. My question to myself and you is this: do we actually portray the Lord in all we do. Now, I’m not talking about taking a worldly song and putting better words to it. I’m talking about how we live our lives, and what people see.
Do they see joy? Passion? What is the message we are giving those around us?
We are called to represent the Lord in all we do. And, with so many areas and ways to communicate a message in today’s world, it is important to have a consistent message that really reflects the Lord…whether it be in our every day lives or how we portray ourselves online, etc.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore [you] on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin [to be] sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” -2 Corinthians 5:20-21
I like this verse because it reminds me that I as put time into being a good ambassador of agriculture, I should be putting more time into my relationship with the Lord so that I might be a FANTASTIC ambassador for Him.
Note: One of the brothers who created this video is also a talented singer who has many YouTube videos of cover songs he has done. Check it out here! And make sure you read the “About Greg Peterson” section to the right…you’ll know why when you read it.