Awww you say. What’s this all about? If you are a farmer, chances are you know what Black Rust is. If not, you probably have no clue. So let’s learn a little today. As you learn about Black Rust, I want to tell a story.
My Dad was a farmer and every year about 10 days to 2 weeks before wheat harvest, we would go to the Rocky Mountains for a vacation. It was in the summer of 1963 that we took that trip to the mountains and when we got back home Dad was told that Black Rust had gotten in the wheat crop. There are 2 types of rust that hits wheat, Red and Black. Red Rust is not much of a problem, whereas Black Rust causes a lot of damage. You see, Black Rust is a fungus. Wheat normally weighs 60 pounds per bushel. Black Rust causes wheat to dry up and hurries the final stages of filling the berry. Thus causing the berry to shrivel up and lose weight. When we harvested this wheat the weight was only 48 pounds per bushel. Needless to say it wasn’t worth very much money on the market at the time of harvest. Being that the value was next to nothing, we put the wheat in grain bins that were located on the farm. In January, the wheat market was such that there was some profit in selling the wheat that we had put in the bins. As the bins were becoming empty, Dad and I were inside scooping the wheat to the augers. There was a lot of dust and we were not aware how dangerous it was. Remember, Black Rust is a fungus. Long story short, it put Dad in the hospital with dust pneumonia with long term affects of scarred lungs. Dad passed some 30 years later with congestive heart failure due to the scarred lungs. We had no idea in 1964 how dangerous this Black Rust was and the fungus it produced.
I told you all of that 1st) so you could learn something and 2nd) the dangers we encounter without even knowing. As we go through life, we have things that happen that may scar us as the Black Rust had done to my Dad. Satin can get to us as the Black Rust did to the wheat. He can take a good plant and shrivel it up and make it worthless and priceless just as the Black Rust had done to the individual kernels of wheat. The difference is that God can heal us against what Satin has done whereas there was no hope for the scars my Dad incurred.
When you get scarred and have that shriveled up feeling, instead of throwing your hands in the air and giving up, let God be your Doctor. He will heal you!!
SMILE God loves YOU!! Have a good day all.