The Work of our Hands

The Work of our Hands

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”

I am always inspired by people who have a passion for their art.  Kenny Simons’  art is raising melons.  He has been growing watermelons and cantaloupes since he was old enough to use a hoe.   At the age of 79, he is still up every morning by 4:30 a.m.  to tend his vines.  It is hard, back-breaking work, but Kenny’s passion for his craft carries him through each field of melons. You should see the way his face lights up when talks about the early morning dew glistening on the vines.   It is no secret to his wife that Kenny has a mistress.  She comes in several varieties: Black Diamond, Sugar Baby, and Crimson Sweet.   

I had the pleasure of visiting Kenny’s canvas on several occasions.  I enjoyed the fruit of his art when he stopped the car, cut open a melon, and we enjoyed it together, right there in the field.  You should have seen the pride and joy on his face as I enjoyed the “fruit of his labors.”  I love Kenny’s passion for his craft.  I wish every person could approach their “art” with the same passion and dedication as Kenny Simons.  Imagine how beautiful the world could be if every person approached the work of their hands with the same passion as Kenny.   Thank you, Kenny Simons, for sharing your art with us; and for reminding us all to glorifying God with, “the work of our hands.” 

You inspire me!

In His love,

Pastor Kurt