As the saying goes, “Two heads are better than one.” Since combining requires monitoring so many moving parts, today our little man helped his Daddy keep track of everything and make sure the wheat harvest is successful.
We rigged up his high chair in the buddy seat, and our 8 month old spent the next two hours checking over everything and looking all around. Unlike yesterday’s ride, he stayed awake the whole time today! Daddy got to spend time with his favorite little man and Mom got a little time baby free. It was a win-win all the way around.
In the same way it helps to have an extra set of eyes when watching so many moving parts in the combine, it is also good to have another set of eyes in our lives to see things we might miss. Many times I have been blessed by friends or family members who give me a fresh perspective on little things along the path of life, or even practicalities that have gotten past my line of sight. Or maybe I even overlooked them. Sometimes they pose a physical danger in my life, other times what they point out helps me stay on track with the Lord and growing closer to Christ or just gives me a fresh perspective.
“9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
While our little man’s extra set of eyes may be more distracting for us…he sure is such a joy to watch and he checks out EVERYTHING (Everything is new to him…makes it new for us all over again too)…it is a good reminder that we need to rely on the Lord and not expect to go about our lives alone!
And since it is harvest season and close to impossible for a farmer to bring in his family’s harvest on his own (there are so many moving pieces and it would be so much more stressful without other sets of eyes, hands and feet), let’s all remember how important it is to have those extra sets in our daily lives, too. What a blessing! Happy harvest 2016 to you! It has begun!