This peach tree in our back yard spoke to me loud and clear this morning and I wanted to share it.
This is a peach tree that we started from a peach seed, from a peach we ate while we were traveling in our 5th wheel some years ago. We kept the seed and when we returned home we planted it in a pot and set it by our back garage door. We didn't really water it per say, just what rain water it got and every once in awhile we'd notice it and add some much needed water.
Low and behold it began to grow and about 6 years ago it had grown enough that Mickey planted the little, about 2 or 3 foot, tree here in the back yard. Each year it has grown, and each year Mickey has pruned it. We read where it takes a number of years for a fruit tree to begin to produce. Two years ago it had it's first blossoms but, as quite often happens here in Oklahoma, we had a later frost and it got the blossoms. Last year it blossomed and budded and it actually got a few peaches on it, but they were very small and hard and not edible.
Now, here it is this year, just beginning to blossom out and we have high hopes that we might actually get a peach or two this year.
How much we, in our Christian walk, are so like this little peach tree. Thankfully, God, the patient, never giving up on us, GOD, keeps tenderly tending to us and watching as we grow. As we wait for our first little peaches, from this tree that Mickey has nurtured and tended these years, God just said loud and clear to me this morning as I was praying, "You're just like that little peach tree and I'm waiting, and tending, and watching and giving you love and care just waiting to see a harvest of my fruit."
Lord, let me bear that fruit for you THIS SEASON in my life.