A hard-working farmer who toiled from morning at his small farm under the rays of the sun, in the afternoons took advantage of the shade of a walnut tree to rest for a few moments. As he relaxed, he looked at his pumpkin vines and said to himself, “How strange it is that God puts such big heavy pumpkins on a frail vine that has so little strength it has to trail on the ground!” Then, looking up into the green branches of the tree above him, he added, “How strange it is that God puts small walnuts on such a big tree with branches so strong they can hold a man!”
A cool breeze swept by, shaking loose a walnut from the tree, which fell directly on the tired farmer’s head. The tired farmer wondered no more as he rubbed his head. This time he said, “It’s a good thing there wasn’t a pumpkin up there instead of a walnut. Sometimes I’ve wondered why God does certain things the way He does. “Wouldn’t it be better if You did it this way, God?” I’ve thought more than a few times.
As time passed, though, I began to recognize that God makes no mistakes. He knows what is best for each and every one in Creation. I’ve also begun to realize that I can trust Him, even if I don’t understand everything He does. He knows exactly where to put the pumpkins as well as the walnuts. We need to simply know that God has us in the palm of His Hand. He is with us and will see us through no matter what.