There was a chicken farmer whose land was flooded every spring. He didn’t want to give up his farm, but when the water backed up onto his land and flooded his chicken coops, it was always a struggle to get his chickens to higher ground. Some years he couldn’t move fast enough and hundreds of his chickens drowned.
After his worst spring ever, and having lost his entire flock, he came into his farmhouse and said to his wife, “I’ve had it. I can’t afford to buy another place. I can’t sell this one. I don’t know what to do.”
His wife offered the obvious. “Buy ducks.”
Author Neale Donald Walsh asserted, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
If you’re like me, you’ve been through a few floods in your life. But remember, Psalm 23 promises God will carry us through the valley, not just into it.
President Kennedy was asked how he became a war hero. “It was easy,” he said. “Somebody sunk my boat.”
Charles Kettering, of General Motors, said, “You never stub your toe standing still.”
Sometimes, life sends you a flood. And sometimes, that’s okay. You just need to learn to buy ducks.