Farmer Teaches A ‘City Boy’ A Funny Lesson

Have you ever repeated a word over and over, just to realize that the word no longer seems to make any sense? If you think about something too hard, its meaning can morph into just about anything. Anyone can be guilty of falling into the trap of over-analyzing, even a learned preacher.

The story below retells an account of a preacher’s lesson from a wise farmer:

I heard recently about a “big city” boy who was preaching in a small country town. He wanted to learn everything “country” so that he could fit in. As he was searching for Widow Jones’ farm, he got lost on the back roads. He saw a farmer walking into his barn so he stopped for directions.

The farmer was just beginning to milk his cow but took time out to tell the preacher how to get to the Jones’ farm. “By the way, ” the preacher asked, “Do you know what time it is?” The farmer leaned in to the udder of the cow and said, “12:30.”

The preacher started to leave but he just HAD to know. He told the farmer, “Hey, I’ve just moved from the city and I really want to know the ways of the country. How could you tell what time it was?”

“Sit right here on this stool, son.” The preacher did.

“Now, grab hold of that udder.” He did.

“Now lean into the cow and lift up on the udder.” The preacher did.

“Lean over and look right over there on that wall. See, that’s a clock. When the little hand is on the 12…”

The lesson? Sometimes things are more obvious than they seem. Share this and subscribe for more using the buttons below.