Turning Over Stones

Night Crawlers in January!

Night Crawlers in January! (Photo credit: Tobyotter)

Turning Over Stones

As a child I was excited when my Dad would take me fishing. Before we could go there was the ritual of collecting bait.

The ritual began with a coffee can or a small paint bucket with some dirt. We would go to the chicken yard or to the pig shed. Then we would start turning over rocks. Red worms and night crawlers were waiting. All we had to do was scoop them up and put them in the bait can. Old boards worked good as a treasure chest for worms.
If it was extremely dry, then we might have to use a fork or spade. Most of the time simply turning over the rocks was enough. We would collect our bait and be on our way.

As an adult I think of the ritual, and I find I was taught an important lesson. So often I simply have to start turning over rocks to get results.

Jesus’ Father had taught him a similar lesson. Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.


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