Rusting Tractors

A farming friend shared a photograph of a wagtail nest- under the bonnet of his tractor. They weren’t as foolhardy as one might imagine; it is one of those old, rusting tractors which prudent farmers barely use but are loathe to scrap. So in the midst of decay and dilapidation is new life. Mama and papa wagtail saw the old engine as an opportunity, not an eyesore or pile of junk.

The next time an unpleasant or unseemly event comes your way, consider it an opening or prospect rather than an inconvenient hurdle or obstacle 

But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20