Fruit Requires Fertilizer

Having a 💩 week?

Here’s hope. Jesus told a parable in Luke 13 about a fruit tree with no fruit. The owner told  his gardener to cut it down, it’s wasting space, but the gardener asked to give it one more chance. “Let me dig around it and put some manure on it and see what happens.”

If you’re in a season that feels like everything you hold dear has been dug up, pulled out, and pruned off – then topped with a steaming shovel full of manure  – there’s fruit in that.

 

Grow deep, friend, and don’t give up.
Your Gardener is near.

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The Parable of the Barren Fig* Tree

And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” Luke 13:6-9

* I know the featured image and the graphic are lemons, not figs, but I took the photo of a lemon arbor in Sorrento, Italy – and there are no fig emojis 😉

 

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