Day 6 – Ordinary Beauty of Cornfields

Up and down the stretch of I-95, the highway that will take you from Miami to Maine, this stretch of road in our parts is lined with billboards about oranges and alligators. The road is straight and the terrain flat. Palm trees give way to pines but nary a cornfield will you see from this stretch of highway.

FL sign

sunrise over the ocean

But when we cross the state line into Georgia, the land off this busy interstate bears crops. Most I can’t identify but the corn stands tall and this one I know.

It’s an ordinary site throughout our country. The true green in midsummer and the amber color of the stalks after the harvest.

cotton fields
Cotton fields in Georgia



brown stalks

In Virginia recently, we saw some fields plowed over with the chaff left on the ground but most were still standing, dry and turning brown.

The ordinary sights have their own stories. These cornfields tell the story of sustenance and seasons. They provide for us physically. They complete the cycle from seed to food to dust.  In some ways, a reflection of life itself.  And where there is life, even ordinary life, there is beauty.

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.

Romans 12:1 the Message


  1. judikruis said:

    The many cycles of life!
    One of my favorite verses in the MSG.

    October 6, 2015
  2. Gabriele said:

    I feel your request. Just this morning I dropped my husband off at work and continued on down the hill to watch the sunrise. I was so grateful for the sun one more day.

    October 6, 2015
    • Debby Hudson said:

      Gratitude will right our hearts every time. Thanks Gabriele!

      October 6, 2015

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