It really is the simple things, right? We just have to take the time to notice them….I suspect they are always there, but in our busyness, we often neglect taking the time to really see that which is around us.
Year after year, we look at our scraggly little Pomegranate tree and wonder if it will really produce any fruit. (Honestly, how do I know it is truly a pomegranate if it never has the fruit to prove it? Hmmm…There is a lesson hidden there, right?) Every year, it’s put on the list….the “chopping block” ….the list of plants to yank from the ground! It really is scraggly, quite a homely looking, pathetic little thing. After all, if it bears no pomegranates, what good is it? But touring the plants in the yard today, I noticed something new and wonderful! So of course, I must share the good news with you!
The Lesson: We, just like my pomegranate tree, are known by our fruit!
“A healthy tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a poor tree bear good fruit. Every tree is known by the fruit it bears; you do not pick figs from thorn bushes or gather grapes from bramble bushes. A good person brings good out of the treasure of good things in his heart; a bad person brings bad out of his treasure of bad things. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:43 – 45 Good News Translation
So, take a minute to reflect…How’s your fruit today?