It seems to me that Spring is a very popular season – we like it for the newness of life, for the conclusion of winter, for the longer days and for a host of other reasons. My kids particularly like it because it’s the time when they get to celebrate the conclusion of another school year 🙂
During this Spring, I’ve noticed that many of the trees in our neighborhood are starting to blossom and they’re very beautiful! As I was thinking about how beautiful these blossoms are, I was reminded about seeing a team of men who were pruning the trees about a month ago, at the very tail end of Winter. The best blossoms happen after winter and some healthy pruning 🙂
I’ve been reading where Jesus talks about being fruitful for God in John 15 & He brings out the idea of pruning a branch to make it more fruitful. In this chapter, He talks about how there are branches that take life but bear no fruit. I can see the truth of what Jesus is saying in many areas of my life. If I’m not careful, I can get involved w lots of different things & give away loads of my time, but to things that have nothing more than frothy results, things that are shallow & empty.
If I want God’s results to be working throughout my life, then it’s very important that I cooperate w His pruning process, even when I don’t always like it. Pruning makes for a fruitful life 😀