Many years ago, a farmer had an unusually fine crop of grain. Just a few days before it was ready to harvest, a terrible hail and windstorm destroyed it. The farmer and his son went out on the porch after the storm. The little boy looked at what was formerly the beautiful field of wheat, and with tears in his eyes looked up at his dad, expecting to hear words of despair. All at once, his father started to sing softly, “Rock of ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee.”
Years after, when the little boy had grown to manhood, he said, “That was the greatest sermon I ever heard.” The farmer lost a grain crop but gained a faithful son.
“You are the light of the world. . . . Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:14, 16