As you know, we've been out fencing out on the dusty range. My dad came out to help us for a day and a half which was nice. I hoped he didn't overdo it. Fencing is something that takes a little "working into" before you don't feel every ache and pain in your back, legs, and hands. Today we took a day of rest, but in the afternoon the fellas and I went back out there and moved our machinery and supplies to another spot where we will begin to tear out another fence and build new tomorrow. The cows were out grazing and decided to move to somewhere quieter as we buzzed by them.
Here's what the ground is like after we've tramped over it time and time again with tractors, Rangers, and feet. The stuff is just like talcum powder and sticks to everything like talcum powder too. It's really not a sandal kind of place, that's for sure, but when I had my sandals on today, I thought about how dirty the feet of Jesus and His disciples must have been day after day, walking the parched and dusty roadways of Israel.
The pastures are covered with funnel spider webs that blanket the ground. The webs are about a foot square and spiral down into a hole in the ground. What I like about this picture is not just the web, but also the cracked ground, the gold-colored rock, the cactus, and the light green lichens that are on the ground too. I was focusing on the web, but after I studied the picture further, I saw so much more. Isn't that like life? We focus so closely on the thing that demands our attention, but there's always more.....if we look around. Look at dirt. Dirt became man.
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.~Genesis 2:7