In the fictional novel Dominion by Randy Alcorn, Obadiah the son of a slave who himself was a sharecropper, speaks to his son, daughter-in-law & 4 grandchildren:

This here is God’s world, chillens. No man owns anything. We’s all just sharecroppers on God’s land. But he never cheats us – come harvest time, he’ll give us the rewards of our labor.”

And in response to his adult son whose faith was badly shaken upon his younger sister & niece’s murders, Obadiah wisely continues:

You trust him, boy, and yo’ sweet Jesus ain’t gonna let you down . . .Proper time ain’t here yet. Don’t give up, Son. Just don’t give up.”



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