Saturday, March 3, 2012

GOD SPEAKING by the Peach Tree

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.

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11 comments:

Kathy said...

We stand on the promises of God that, " He who began a good work in You will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ our Lord." Thank you for sharing this, Susan. So very thought provoking!

Dawn said...

Lovely analogy. I hope it bears good fruit this year, and that we do as well. When Anthony was about 5 years old, he was interested in where the seeds in his apple came from. After I talked with him about it, he asked if we could plant them. We planted 2 right outside the patio, and within two weeks, one had sprouted. It grew so quickly that we had to transplant it to the back yard, by the garden. He is now 14 and it is about 10 feet tall - it hasn't produced any apples yet, and we don't seem him often. But when he was here recently, he was amazed at how it had grown. I really hope we get apples some year!

Eileen said...

Wonderful analogy. Thank you for sharing this.

Mari said...

That's an excellent lesson! I'm glad God is so patient with us too.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is greatly like our Christian walk!

Pam said...

I wanna be like that little peach tree.

PS I do have you!

Denny said...

I was just thinking that sometimes when we plant a gospel seed into the heart of someone, we just plant it and forget about it...not really expecting it to grow. :) What a beautiful encouragement you had with the tree.

retha said...

Funny, we are in opposite seasons and a tree spoke to me too.

We are having unusual winds, taking leaves off trees some yellow, brown others still green. Those that have to stay is still hanging.
Usual and unusual difficulty come and blow off that what should not be part of me. In that there is more space for what needs to grow.

Barbara said...

Great when God speaks to us through such everyday things.

Brenda said...

That is a wonderful analogy. I thank God for his patience for me, as our pastor stated this morning out of 1 Pet. 1 ...his abundant mercies...Praise God!

Crystal said...

I hope your tree produces wonderful fruit for you, just as you and Mickey are doing for the Lord. It's been great to catch up on your blog tonight - I've been busy with other things and haven't been online much. I hope you get to have the baby shower - with the Mama - soon. God Bless!